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67. O Christ, Our True and Only Light

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.


Text Information
First Line: O Christ, our true and only Light
Title: O Christ, Our True and Only Light
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Heermann (1630)
Translator: Miss Catherine Winkworth
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Topic: Church Year: Epiphany; Epiphany; Trinity, Twelfth Sunday (6 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: G Major
Source: Nürnberger Gesangbuch, 1676

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