201. 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:
Oh, now to all mankind
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 lamp of grace,
And in earth's darkest place
Let there be light!

4 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!


Text Information
First Line: Thou, whose almighty word
Title: Thou, Whose Almighty Word
Author: John Marriott, 1780-1825 (1813)
Meter: 6 6 4, 6 6 6 4.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: The Church
Tune Information
Composer: Felice De Giardini, 1716-1796 (1769)
Meter: 6 6 4, 6 6 6 4.

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