Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

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.)
Meter: 8, 7.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Advent; Advent, Fourth Sunday; Epiphany, Fifth Sunday (1 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune #30 or #61
Tune Information
Meter: 8, 7.
Key: E Major
Notes: Composer from index: Rev. C. J. Taylor

More media are available on the text authority page.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us