1 O Christ, our true and only light,
Enlighten those who sit in night;
Let those afar now hear Your voice
And in Your fold with us rejoice.
2 Fill with the radiance of Your grace
The souls now lost in error's maze;
Enlighten those whose inmost minds
Some dark delusion haunts and blinds.
3 O gently call those gone astray
That they may find the saving way!
Let ev'ry conscience sore oppressed
In you find peace and heav'nly rest.
4 Shine on the darkened and the cold;
Recall the wand'rers to Your fold.
Unite all those who walk apart;
Confirm the weak and doubting heart,
5 That they with us may evermore
Such grace with wond'ring thanks adore
And endless praise to You be giv'n
By all Your Church in earth and heav'n.
|First Line:||O Christ, our true and only light|
|Title:||O Christ, Our True and Only Light|
|Author:||Johann Heermann, 1585-1647|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78|
|Topic:||Mission and Witness|
|Name:||O JESU CHRISTE, WAHRES LICHT|
|Arranger:||Johannes C. A. Zahn, 1817-95|
|Source:||Andächtige Haus-Kirche, Nürnberg, 1676|
|Copyright:||Setting © 1984 Bavarian Lutheran Church|