125. Light of those whose dreary dwelling

1 Light of those whose dreary dwelling
Borders on the shades of death,
Come, and by Thy Love's revealing,
Dissipate the clouds beneath.

2 Thou, new heaven and earth's Creator,
In our deepest darkness rise;
Scattering all the night of nature,
Pouring eyesight on our eyes.

3 Still we wait for Thine appearing;
Life and joy Thy beams impart,
Chasing all our fears, and cheering
Every poor, benighted heart.

4 Come, and manifest the favor
God hath for our ransomed race;
Come, Thou mighty Prince and Saviour,
Come, and bring the Gospel grace.

5 By Thine all-restoring merit,
Every burdened soul release:
Every weary, wandering spirit
Guide into Thy perfect peace.

Text Information
First Line: Light of those whose dreary dwelling
Author: C. Wesley (1745, a.)
Publication Date: 1868
Meter: 8, 7.
Topic: Advent; Advent, Fourth Sunday; Epiphany, Fifth Sunday (1 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune #30 or #61
Tune Information
Name: TONBRIDGE
Meter: 8, 7.
Key: E Major
Notes: Composer from index: Rev. C. J. Taylor



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