636. God, whose almighty word

1 God, 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 Saviour, who came to bring
on Your redeeming wing
healing and sight,
health to the sick in mind,
sight to the inly blind:
O now to all mankind
let there be light!

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

4 Gracious and holy 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: God, whose almighty word
Author: John Marriott, 1780-1825
Author: Thomas Raffles, 1788-1863
Meter: 66 4 66 64
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Tune Information
Composer: Felice de Giardini, 1716-1796
Harmonizer: David Evans, 1874-1948
Meter: 66 4 66 64
Key: G Major
Source: Harm.: The Revised Church Hymnary, 1927
Copyright: Harm. by permission of Oxford University Press

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