Let There Be Light

Let there be light, Let there be understanding

Author: Frances Wheeler Davis
Tune: CONCORD (Fleming)
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Let there be light, let there be understanding,
let all the nations gather, let them be face to face.

2 Open our lips, open our minds to ponder,
open the door of concord opening into grace.

3 Perish the sword, perish the angry judgment,
perish the bombs and hunger, perish the fight for gain.

4 Hallow our love, hallow the deaths of martyrs,
hallow their holy freedom, hallowed be your name.

5 Your kingdom come, your Spirit turn to language,
your people speak together, your Spirit never fade.

6 Let there be light, open our hearts to wonder,
perish the way of terror, hallow the world God made.

Source: The United Methodist Hymnal #440

Author: Frances Wheeler Davis

Davis, Frances Mina (Wheeler). (Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 18, 1936-- ). Anglican. University of Manitoba, B.A., 1958; University of Toronto, M.A., 1962. In 1959, she married Dan Bryan Davis. She has contributed prose and verse to many Canadian periodicals; also to a collection of hymns privately published for use at St. George's Church, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, from which one of her hymns found its way into The Hymn Book, (1971). --Hugh McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >



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Common Praise (1998) #572
Shaping Sanctuary: Proclaiming God's Grace in an Inclusive Church #273a
Small Church Music #3314Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal #440TextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #679
Worship (3rd ed.) #653
Include 1 pre-1979 instance