684. Thou, whose almighty word

1 Thou, whose almighty word
chaos and darkness heard,
and took their flight;
hear us, we humbly pray,
and where the gospel day
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light.

2 Thou, who didst come to bring
on thy redeeming wing,
healing and sight,
health to the sick in mind,
sight to the inly blind,
O now to humankind
let there be light.

3 Spirit of truth and love,
life-giving, holy Dove,
speed forth thy flight;
move on the water's face,
bearing the lamp of grace,
and in earth's darkest place
let there be light.

4 Holy and blessèd 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.

Text Information
First Line: Thou, whose almighty word
Title: Thou, whose almighty word
Author: John Marriott, 1780-1825 (alt.)
Meter: 664 6664
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Evangelism; Grace and Providence; Gradual Hymn (4 more...)
Tune Information
Adapter: Felice de Giardini, 1716-1796
Meter: 664 6664
Incipit: 53127 11234 32531
Key: G Major
Source: Madan's "Collection" (1769)

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