The World May Boast The Brilliant Light

The world may boast the brilliant light

Author: H. A. César Malan, 1787-1864; Translator: Jane E. Arnold
Tune: ARIZONA
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1 The world may boast the brilliant light
Of science, which oft deceives;
But oft, in clouds of error’s night
Her dazzled votaries she leaves.

2 What shall man’s intellect avail,
When God His judgments shall display?
How soon its boasted power shall fail
Before the terrors of that day.

3 Jesus! Thy words alone impart
Eternal truth and sure repose;
No doubts shall overwhelm the heart,
Which Thee and Thy salvation knows.

4 How precious to my thirsting soul
The truths Thy sacred words convey;
Mighty to strengthen and console,
And which shall never pass away.

5 Here will I rest, beneath Thy cross,
Where faith the way of life discerns,
And counting all things else but loss,
My soul eternal wisdom learns.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10506

Author: H. A. César Malan, 1787-1864

Malan, Henri Abraham César. The family of Malan traces its origin to the valleys of Piedmont. A branch of it settled at Mérindol, in Dauphiné, but was driven from France by the persecutions that followed the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Pierre Malan, after seeing his sister fall a victim to persecution, left Mérindol (1714), and arrived at Geneva (1722). Henri Abraham César Malan was born at Geneva in 1787. After an education at the College, he went to Marseilles, with the intention of learning business: but, soon after, entered the Academy at Geneva, as a preparation for the ministry, to which he was ordained in 1810. He had been appointed one of the masters at the College in the previous year. The National Church of Geneva was… Go to person page >

Translator: Jane E. Arnold

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First Line: The world may boast the brilliant light
Title: The World May Boast The Brilliant Light
Author: H. A. César Malan, 1787-1864
Translator: Jane E. Arnold
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Lyra Evangelica (London: John F. Shaw,1866)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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