Source of light and life divine

Source of light and life divine

Translator: John Chandler (1837)
Published in 28 hymnals

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1 Source of light and life divine,
Thou didst cause the light to shine;
Thou didst bring Thy sunbeams forth
O’er Thy new-created earth.

2 Shade of eve, and morning ray,
Took from Thee the name of day:
Now the shades of night are nigh,
Listen to our mournful cry.

3 May we ne’er, by guilt opprest,
Lose the way to endless rest;
May no thoughts impure and vain
Draw our souls to earth again.

4 Rather lift them to the skies,
Where our dear-bought treasure lies;
Help us in our daily strife,
Make us struggle into life.

5 Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Praise and glory be to Thee,
Now and through eternity.

Amen.

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #466

Translator: John Chandler

John Chandler, one of the most successful translators of hymns, was born at Witley in Surrey, June 16, 1806. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he succeeded his father as the patron and vicar of Whitley, in 1837. His first volume, entitled The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated and Arranged, 1837, contained 100 hymns, for the most part ancient, with a few additions from the Paris Breviary of 1736. Four years later, he republished this volume under the title of hymns of the Church, mostly primitive, collected, translated and arranged for public use, 1841. Other publications include a Life of William of Wykeham, 1842, and Horae s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Source of light and life divine
Latin Title: Lucis Creator optime
Translator: John Chandler (1837)
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 28 of 28)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #368Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #368Page Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book #44
A Collection of Hymns #363Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #615Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #518Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #518TextPage Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #386Page Scan
Church Hymns with Tunes #58
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #466TextPage Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d220
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d636
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #251Page Scan
Hymns for Church and Home #345Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d430
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #523Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #419Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #419Page Scan
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #552Page Scan
Songs for the School #d142
The American School Hymn Book #LXVIPage Scan
The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #LXVIPage Scan
The Book of Worship #444Page Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #340Page Scan
The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d437
The School Hymn and Tune Book #d164
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #61Page Scan
The School Psalter #d238



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