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   Hymns of the Christian Church.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Modern Hymns
 
Let There Be Light
 
John Marriott (1816)
 
 
THOU, Whose Almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard,
  And took their flight;
Hear us, we humbly pray;
And, where the gospel’s day        5
Sheds not its glorious ray,
  Let there be light!
 
Thou, Who didst come to bring
On Thy redeeming wing
  Healing and sight,        10
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,
Oh, now to all mankind
  Let there be light!
 
Spirit of truth, and love,        15
Life-giving, holy Dove,
  Speed forth Thy flight!
Move on the waters’ face
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth’s darkest place        20
  Let there be light!
 
Holy and blessed Three,
Glorious Trinity,
  Wisdom, Love, Might!
Boundless as ocean’s tide        25
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the earth, far and wide,
  Let there be light!
 

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