Light of the world, faint were our weary feet

Light of the world, faint were our weary feet

Author: Laura O. D. Chant
Published in 10 hymnals

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1. Light of the world! Faint were our weary feet
With wand’ring far;
But Thou didst come, our lonely heart to greet,
Our Morning Star;
And Thou didst bid us lift our gaze on high
And see the glory of the glowing sky.

2. In days long past we missed our homeward way,
We could not see;
Blind were our eyes, our feet were bound to stray,
How blind to Thee!
But Thou didst pity, Lord, our gloomy plight,
And Thou didst touch our eyes and give them sight.

3. Where is death’s sting, where, grave, thy victory?
Where all the pain,
Now that thy King the veil that hung o’er thee
Hath rent in twain?
Light of the world, we hear Thee bid us come
To light and love, in Thine eternal home.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4000

Author: Laura O. D. Chant

Chant, Laura Ormiston, née Dibdin, daughter of F. W. Dibdin, O.E., was bom at Woolastone, Gloucestershire, in 1848, was for some time Sister of the Sophia Wards of the London Hospital, and married to Thomas Chant, M.R.C.S., of Bridgewater, in 1877. Of Mrs. Chant's hymns, these are in common use:— 1. Beyond the far horizon. [Heaven.] Written at the request of Stopford A. Brooke for his Christian Hymns, 1891. It is also printed as a leaflet in 5 stanzas of 8 lines. 2. Light of the world, faint were our weary feet. [Christ the Light of the World.] Written in June, 1901, at the request of the Rev. S. Collier, Superintendent of the Central Wesleyan Mission in Manchester. As the hymn is regarded by many as an imitation of C… Go to person page >

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First Line: Light of the world, faint were our weary feet
Author: Laura O. D. Chant

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The Cyber Hymnal #4000
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Small Church Music #2173
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