317. 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 Lord, who once came to bring,
On your redeeming wing,
Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind:
Oh, now to humankind
Let there be light!

3 Spirit of truth and love,
Life-giving, holy dove,
Speed forth your 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 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: God, whose almighty word
Title: God, Whose Almighty Word
Author: John Marriott, 1780-1825 (alt.)
Meter: 664 6664
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Holy Trinity; Missions
Tune Information
Name: ITALIAN HYMN
Composer: Felice de Giardini, 1716-96
Meter: 664 6664
Key: F Major
Copyright: Arrangement: Copyright 1981 Richard W. Gieseke. Used by permission.



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