506. God, whose almighty word

1 God, whose almighty word,
chaos and darkness heard,
and took their flight:
hear us, we humbly pray,
and where the gospel-day
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light!

2 Saviour, who came to bring
on your redeeming wing
healing and sight,
health to the sick in mind,
sight to the inly blind:
O now to all mankind
let there be light!

3 Spirit of truth and love,
life-giving, holy dove,
speed forth your flight!
move on the water's face
bearing the lamp of grace
and, in earth's darkest place
let there be light!

4 Gracious and holy Three,
glorious Trinity,
wisdom, love, might:
boundless as ocean's tide
rolling in fullest pride
through the world far and wide,
let there be light!

Text Information
First Line: God, whose almighty word
Author: J. Marriott (1780-1825)
Publication Date: 1987
Meter: 6 6 4 6 6 6 4
Topic: God's Church: Mission and Ministry; The Creation; Epiphany 5, Revelation: The Wisdom of God (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: F. de Giardini (1716-1796)
Composer (descant) and Arranger: Noël Tredinnick (born 1949)
Meter: 6 6 4 6 6 6 4
Key: G Major
Copyright: desc. and arr. © Noël Tredinnick
Notes: Includes separate descant and arrangement for verse 4.

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