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O Light of lights! when other light is fading

O Light of lights! when other light is fading

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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O Light of lights! when other light is fading,
Then in my soul with heavenly brightness shine;
Let there be light! the night and fear upbraiding,
Speak Thou the word and send the Light divine.

O Joy of joys! when other joy is sighing,
Sing to my soul and bid its sadness flee;
And when the songs my bitter tears are drying,
Come with Thy gladness, and rejoice with me.

O Love of loves! When other love is dying,
And hearts grow cold, and eyes that lured me frown,
Come to my heart, thou Love, all hate defying,
Full of all pity to our world come down.

O Bliss of bliss! when earth with all its treasures
Shrinks from my grasp, and leaves me poor and sad;
May I with Christ, fill up my empty measures,
And in His presence reap the hopes I had.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Light of lights! when other light is fading
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English