|Text:||O Christ, Our True and Only Light|
|Tune:||O JESU CHRIST, MEIN'S|
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.
|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)|
|Topic:||The Church: Missions|
|Name:||O JESU CHRIST, MEIN'S|
|Source:||"Nürnbergisches Gesangbuch," 1676|