79. Light Dawns on a Weary World

Text Information
First Line: Light dawns on a weary world
Title: Light Dawns on a Weary World
Author: Mary Louise Bringle (2001)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: with refrain
Scripture: Isaiah 35; Isaiah 55:12; Revelation 21:1-8
Topic: God's Covenant with Israel; Hope; Hunger3 more...
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The trees shall clap their hands
Copyright: © 2002 GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune Information
Composer: William P. Rowan (2000)
Meter: with refrain
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: © 2000 William P. Rowan (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)

Text Information:

This is a hymn whose tune came first. Upon hearing it, the author recalled the watered garden of Isaiah 58:11, which in turn led to Isaiah 55:12, paraphrased in the refrain. Then came the stanzas, organized around their first two words: Light dawns, Love grows, Hope blooms.

Audio recording: Audio (MP3)