466. 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,
O 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 water's face,
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth's darkest place
Let there be light.

4 Bless├Ęd 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: Thou whose almighty word
Author: John Marriott, 1780-1825
Meter: 664 66 64
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Advent
Tune Information
Composer: F. Giardini, 1716-96 (adapt.)
Meter: 664 66 64
Key: G Major
Source: Adapted in Madan's Collection, 1769

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