The light pours down from heaven

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The light pours down from heaven,
And enters where it may;
The eyes of all earth’s children
Are cheered with one bright day.

So let the mind’s true sunshine
Be spread o’er earth as free,
And fill men’s waiting spirits,
As the waters fill the sea.

The soul can shed a glory
On every work well done;
As even things most lowly
Are radiant in the sun.

Then let each human spirit
Enjoy the vision bright;
The truth which comes from heaven
Shall spread like heaven’s own light;

Till earth becomes God’s temple;
And every human heart
Shall join in one great service,
Each happy in his part.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #458

Author: Joseph Gostick

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First Line: The light pours down from heaven
Author: Joseph Gostick

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The light pours down from Heaven. Joseph Gostick. [ Christian Service.] This, in the Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, and others, begins with st. iv. of a piece in Gostick's Tales, Essays and Poems, London, 1848, p. 108, entitled "Light for all." The version “With honest heart" (noted at p. 530, i. under Hölty) is also by him, and is in his Spirit of German Poetry, 1845, p. 139. He d. 1887. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Tune

MISSIONARY HYMN


WEBB

George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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