589. Let There Be Light, O God of Hosts

1 Let there be light, Lord God of hosts!
Let there be wisdom on the earth!
Let broad humanity have birth!
Let there be deeds, instead of boasts!

2 Within our passioned hearts instill
the calm that ends all strain and strife;
Make us your ministers of life;
purge us from lusts that curse and kill!

3 Give us the peace of senses clear
to know our neighbors' good our own;
To hope and suffer not alone,
bonded in love that conquers fear!

4 Let woe and waste of warfare cease,
that useful labor yet may build
Its homes with love and laughter filled!
God, give your wayward children peace!

Text Information
First Line: Let there be light, O God of hosts!
Title: Let There Be Light, O God of Hosts
Author: William M. Vories (1908, alt.)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Consecration; Justice and Peace; Peace: Inner (5 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Boyd (1864)
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major

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