380. 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 Savior, you came to give
those who in darkness live
healing and sight.
health to the sick in mind,
sight to the inward blind:
now to all 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 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
Title: God, Whose Almighty Word
Author: John Marriott, 1780-1825 (alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Trinity; Christian year--Trinity; Spread of the Gospel
Tune Information
Composer: Felice de Giardini (1769)
Key: F Major
Notes: 579 B in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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