Christ, Be Our Light

Scripture References


Christ, Be Our Light

Additional Prayers

Optional prayer litany
Let us pray in spoken and sung word.
Light of the World . . . Sing stanzas 1-2
We pray for all peacemakers . . . Sing stanza 3
We pray for all who provide food and water . . . Sing stanza 4
We pray for all who provide shelter . . . Sing stanza 5
Lord Jesus Christ, sun of righteousness,
in a world that so often seems cold and heartless,
your grace breaks in with warmth and light.
How grateful we are for the privilege of your call
to us to reflect this warmth and light as mirrors of your grace.
May we reflect this light so that many will see it
and bring praise to you, the true light of the world. Amen.
— Lift Up Your Hearts (http://www.liftupyourheartshymnal.org)

A Petitionary Prayer
Dim in knowledge, we call to you.
Christ, be our light.
Our hearts are too often cold.
Shine in our hearts.
The way forward is too often obscure.
Shine through the darkness.
A lot of lights in the world are going out.
Christ, be our light! Shine in your church gathered today. Amen.
— Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

Christ, Be Our Light

Tune Information

G Major
Meter refrain



Christ, Be Our Light

Hymn Story/Background

This song was composed as an anthem though has also become loved as a congregational song. The anthem was published by OCP for choir and congregation with keyboard, guitar, flute, trumpet, and with a descant. 
— Emily Brink

Author and Composer Information

Bernadette Farrell (b. 1957) is one of Britain's leading liturgical composers, a former member of the St. Thomas More Group in London, and an acclaimed pastoral musician. Since the 1970s, she has been a leader in the renewal of Catholic worship both in the United Kingdom and abroad. 
— OCP (http://www.ocp.org/)

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