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Hymns of the Christian Church.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

John Marriott1816

John Marriott1816

Modern Hymns

Let There Be Light

THOU, Whose Almighty word

Chaos and darkness heard,

And took their flight;

Hear us, we humbly pray;

And, where the gospel’s day

Sheds not its glorious ray,

Let there be light!

Thou, Who didst come to bring

On Thy redeeming wing

Healing and sight,

Health to the sick in mind,

Sight to the inly blind,

Oh, now to all mankind

Let there be light!

Spirit of truth, and love,

Life-giving, holy Dove,

Speed forth Thy flight!

Move on the waters’ face

Bearing the lamp of grace,

And in earth’s darkest place

Let there be light!

Holy and blessed Three,

Glorious Trinity,

Wisdom, Love, Might!

Boundless as ocean’s tide

Rolling in fullest pride,

Through the earth, far and wide,

Let there be light!