123. 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
Spreading the beams 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 world, far and wide,
Let there be light!

Text Information
First Line: Thou, whose almighty word
Author: J. Marriott (1813)
Meter: 6, 6, 4, 6, 6, 6, 4.
Publication Date: 1913
Topic: The Church: Missions; The Gospel; Missions
Tune Information
Name: [Thou, whose almighty word]
Composer: Felice de Giardini (1769)
Meter: 6, 6, 4, 6, 6, 6, 4.
Key: G Major

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