Eternal Source of life and light

Eternal Source of life and light

Author: John Prior Estlin
Published in 70 hymnals

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1 Eternal source of life and light,
Supremely good and wise,
To Thee we bring our grateful vows;
Accept our sacrifice.

2 Our dark and erring minds illume
With truth’s celestial rays;
Inspire our hearts with heavenly love,
And tune our lips to praise.

Safely conduct us, by Thy truth,
Through life’s perplexing road;
And bring us, when our journey’s o’er,
Lord, to Thine abode.

4 For in Thy presence e’er abounds
Fullness of purest joy;
At Thy right hand unceasing flow
Pleasures without alloy.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9944

Author: John Prior Estlin

Estlin, John Prior, D.D., 1747-1817, b. at Hinckley, and educated at the Warrington Academy. For many years minister at Lewin's Mead, Bristol; author of Familiar Lectures on Moral Philosophy, &c.; editor of the Psalms & Hymns, adapted to Public and Private Worship, Collected for the use of the Society of Lewin's Mead, Bristol, 1806, to which he contributed two hymns, also in Martineau’s Hymns for the Christian Church and Home & Martineau’s Hymns of Praise and Prayer. 1. Gracious source of every blessing. For the close of Evening Service. 2. Thou art the First, and thou the Last. Ascription of Praise. 3. Eternal source of life and light. Prayer for spiritual blessings. In Kippis. & Belfast Collection. --John Jul… Go to person page >

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First Line: Eternal Source of life and light
Author: John Prior Estlin
Meter: C.M.D
Source: Cappe's Selection
Copyright: Public Domain


[Eternal Source of life and light]


SAWLEY (Walch)

This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou. Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 189…

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