1 O Christ, our true and only Light,
Illumine those who sit in night;
Let those afar now hear Thy voice,
And in Thy fold with us rejoice.
2 Fill with the radiance of Thy grace
The souls now lost in error's maze,
And all, O Lord, whose secret minds,
Some dark delusion hurts and blinds.
3 And all who else have strayed from Thee,
O gently seek! Thy healing be
To every wounded conscience given,
And let them also share Thy heaven.
4 O make the deaf to hear Thy Word,
And teach the dumb to speak, dear Lord,
Who dare not yet the faith avow,
Though secretly they hold it now.
5 Shine on the darkened and the cold,
Recall the wanderers to Thy fold,
Unite all those who walk apart,
Confirm the weak and doubting heart,
6 So they with us may evermore
Such grace with wondering thanks adore,
And endless praise to Thee be given
By all Thy Church in earth and heaven.
|First Line:||O Christ, our true and only Light|
|Title:||O Christ, Our True and Only Light|
|Author:||Johann Heermann (1630)|
|Translator:||Miss Catherine Winkworth|
|Topic:||Church Year: Epiphany; Epiphany; Trinity, Twelfth Sunday(6 more...)|
|Name:||O JESU CHRIST, MEINS LEBENS LICHT|
|Source:||Nürnberger Gesangbuch, 1676|