112. God, whose almighty word

1 God, whose almighty word,
chaos and darkness heard,
and took their flight:
hear us, we humbly pray,
and where the gospel-day
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light.

2 Saviour, who came to bring
on your redeeming wing
healing and sight,
health to the sick in mind,
sight to the inly blind:
now to all humankind
let there be light.

3 Spirit of truth and love,
life-giving, holy dove,
speed forth your flight;
move o'er the water's face,
bearing the lamp of grace
and in earth's darkest place
let there be light.

4 Blessèd and holy Three,
glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might,
boundless as ocean's tide
rolling in fullest pride
through the world far and wide,
let there be light.

Text Information
First Line: God, whose almighty word
Author: Thomas Raffles (1788-1863)
Author: John Marriott (1780-1825)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 664.6664
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:6; Genesis 1:2-3; Genesis 8:8-11; Habakkuk 2:14; Isaiah 60:2; Job 11:7-9; John 1:9; John 6:63; Luke 4:18; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 3:16; Matthew 8:16
Topic: The Holy Spirit in the Church: Enlivening and Renewing the Church; The Being of God: Holy and One; God: in creation (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Felice de Giardini (1716-1796)
Harmonizer: David Evans (1874-1948)
Meter: 664.6664
Key: G Major
Source: Harmony adapted Church Hymnary, Fourth Edition, 2005
Copyright: Harmonization © Oxford University Press

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