371. 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 in-ly blind,
now to all humankind,
let there be light!

3 Spirit of truth and love,
life-giving holy Dove,
speed forth thy flight!
Move on the waters' face
bearing the gifts of grace,
and, in earth's darkest place,
let there be light!

4 Holy and bless├Ęd Three,
glorious Trinity,
wisdom, love, might;
boundless as ocean's tide,
rolling in fullest pride,
through the world far and wide,
let there be light!

Text Information
First Line: Thou, whose almighty word
Author: John Marriott, 1780-1825 (alt.)
Meter: 664. 664
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Composer: Felice de Giardini, 1716-1796
Harmonizer: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872
Meter: 664. 664
Key: F Major
Source: The New Hymnal, 1916 (harm.); Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875 (harm. based on)

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