O Morning Star How Fair and Bright
What joy to know, when life is past,
The Lord we love is first and last,
The end and the beginning!
He will one day, oh, glorious grace,
Transport us to that happy place
Beyond all tears and sinning!
Come, Lord Jesus!
Crown of gladness!
We are yearning
For the day of your returning!
Philipp Nicolai, 1556-1609
That’s the third verse of the hymn. The words are perfect and miraculously reach across the years to inspire gratitude and joy.