God, Whose Almighty Word

1. God, whose almighty word Chaos and darkness heard And took their flight: Hear us, we humble pray, And where the Gospel day Sheds not its glorious ray, Let there be light!

2. Lord, who once came to bring, On your redeeming wing, Healing and sight, Health to the sick in mind, Sight to the inly blind: Oh, now to humankind Let there be light!

3. Spirit of truth and love, Life giving, holy dove, Speed forth your flight; Move on the water's face, Bearing the lamp of grace, And in earth's darkest place Let there be light!

4. Holy and blessed three, Glorious Trinity, Wisdom, love, might! Boundless as ocean's tide, Rolling in fullest pride, Through the earth, far and wide, Let there be light!

Words: John Marriott, 1813.
Music: 'Italian Hymn' Felice de Giardini, 1769.
Setting: "The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal", 1911.
copyright: public domain. This score is a part of the Open Hymnal Project, 2005 Revision.

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