1 Lord of all being, throned afar,
thy glory flames from sun and star;
centre and soul of every sphere,
yet to each loving heart how near!
2 Sun of our life, thy quickening ray
sheds on our path the glow of day;
Star of our hope, thy softened light
cheers the long watches of the night.
3 Our midnight is thy smile withdrawn,
our noontide is thy gracious dawn,
our rainbow arch thy mercy's sign;
all, save the clouds of sin, are thine.
3 Lord of all life, below, above,
whose light is truth, whose warmth is love,
before thy ever-blazing throne
we ask no lustre of our own.
4 Grant us thy truth to make us free,
and kindling hearts that burn for thee,
till all thy living altars claim
one holy light, one heavenly flame.
|First Line:||Lord of all being, throned afar|
|Author:||Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)|
|Scripture:||1 John 1:5; 2 Peter 1:19; Ezekiel 1:26-28; Genesis 9:16; John 8:32; Luke 24:32; Numbers 6:25; Psalm 11:4; Psalm 43:3; Psalm 84:11; Psalm 103:19; Psalm 130:5-6; Psalm 145:3-19; Romans 12:1|
|Topic:||God: in majesty; Light|
|Composer:||William Henry Gladstone (1840-1891)|