447. Lord, your almighty word

1 Lord, your 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 Saviour, who came to give
those who in darkness live
healing and sight,
health to the sick in mind,
sight to the inly 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 waters' face
bearing the lamp of grace,
and in earth's darkest place
let there be light.

4 Holy and blessèd Three,
glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might,
boundless as ocean's tide
rolling in fullest pride,
through the earth far and wide,
let there be light.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, your almighty word
Author: John Marriott, 1720-1825 (alt.)
Meter: 664.6664
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Commissioning Service; Consummation in Christ; Creation (10 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Felice Giardini, 1716-96
Meter: 664.6664
Key: F Major

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