138. Light of the World, We Hail Thee

1 Light of the world, we hail Thee,
Flushing the eastern skies;
Never shall darkness veil Thee
Again from human eyes;
Too long, alas, withholden,
Now spread from shore to shore;
Thy light, so glad and golden,
Shall set on earth no more.

2 Light of the world, Thy beauty
Steals into every heart,
And glorifies with duty
Life's poorest, humblest part;
Thou robest in Thy splendor
The simple ways of men,
And helpest them to render
Light back to Thee again.

3 Light of the world, before Thee
Our spirits prostrate fall;
We worship, we adore Thee,
Thou Light, the Life of all;
With Thee is no forgetting
Of all Thy hand hath made;
Thy rising hath no setting
Thy sunshine hath no shade.

4 Light of the world, illumine
This darkened earth of Thine,
Till everything that's human
Be filled with what's divine;
Till every tongue and nation,
From sin's dominion free,
Rise in the new creation
Which springs from love and Thee.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Light of the world, we hail Thee
Title: Light of the World, We Hail Thee
Author: John S. B. Monsell (1863)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Scripture: John 9:4-5; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 John 1:5
Topic: Christ: Adoration and Praise; Christ: Light; Missions (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: SALVE DOMINE
Composer: Lawrence W. Watson (1909)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: G Major
Copyright: Music used by permission of G. R. D. Watson.



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