On wings of living light

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1 On wings of living light,
At earliest dawn of day,
Came down the angel bright,
And rolled the stone away.
Your voices raise
With one accord
To bless and praise
Your risen Lord.

2 The keepers watching near,
At that dread sight and sound,
Fell down with sudden fear
Like dead men to the ground.
Your voices raise
With one accord
To bless and praise
Your risen Lord.

3 Then rose from death's dark gloom,
Unseen by mortal eye,
Triumphant o'er the tomb,
The Lord of earth and sky.
Your voices raise
With one accord
To bless and praise
Your risen Lord.

4 Ye children of the light,
Arise with Him, arise;
See, how the Day-star bright
Is burning in the skies!
Your voices raise
With one accord
To bless and praise
Your risen Lord.

5 Leave in the grave beneath
The old things passed away:
Buried with Him in death,
O live with Him to-day.
Your voices raise
With one accord
To bless and praise
Your risen Lord.

6 We sing Thee, Lord Divine,
With all our hearts and powers:
For we are ever Thine,
And Thou art ever ours.
Your voices raise
With one accord
To bless and praise
Your risen Lord.

Amen.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

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First Line: On wings of living light
Author: William Walsham How (1872)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Your voices raise with one accord

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