450. Let There Be Light

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 endeth strain and strife;
Make us Thy ministers of life;
Purge us from lusts that curse and kill.

3 Give us the peace of vision clear
To see our brothers' good our own,
To joy and suffer not alone -
The love that casteth out all fear!

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

Text Information
First Line: Let there be light, Lord God of hosts
Title: Let There Be Light
Author: William M. Vories
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Topic: Brotherhood; Missionary; Prayer (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Boyd
Key: G Major

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