512. O Christ, Our True and Only Light

1 O Christ, our true and only Light,
Enlighten 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 whom in their secret minds
Some dark delusion haunts and blinds.

3 Oh, gently call those gone astray
That they may find the saving way!
Let ev'ry conscience sore opprest
In Thee find peace and heav'nly rest.

4 Oh, 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O Christ, our true and only Light
Title: O Christ, Our True and Only Light
German Title: O Jesu Christ, whares Licht
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858, alt.)
Author: Johann Heermann (1630)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church: Missions
Tune Information
Name: O JESU CHRIST, MEIN'S
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major
Source: "Nürnbergisches Gesangbuch," 1676



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