619. 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.)
Meter: 66 4 666 4
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Healing; Light; New Creation (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ITALIAN HYMN
Composer: Felice de Giardini, 1716-1796
Meter: 66 4 666 4
Key: F Major or modal



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