114b. Light of the world, faint were our weary feet

1 Light of the world, faint were our weary feet
With wandering far;
But Thou didst come our lonely hearts to greet,
O Morning Star;
And Thou didst bid us lift our gaze on high,
To see the glory of the glowing sky.

2 In days long past we missed our homeward way;
We could not see;
Blind were our eyes, our feet were bound to stray;
How blind to Thee!
But Thou didst pity, Lord, our gloomy plight;
And Thou didst touch our eyes, and give them sight.

3 Now hallelujahs rise along the road
Our glad feet tread;
Thy love hath shared our sorrow's heavy load;
There's light o'erhead:
Glory to Thee whose love hath led us on,
Glory for all the great things Thou hast done.

4 Where is death's sting, where, grave, thy victory,
Where all the pain,
Now that thy King the veil that hung o'er thee
Hath rent in twain?
Light of the world, we hear Thee bid us come
To light and love in Thine eternal home.

Text Information
First Line: Light of the world, faint were our weary feet
Author: Mrs. Ormiston Chant, 1848
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: Christ: Morning Star; The Godhead: The Son; Morning: Star (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Dr. A. L. Peace, 1844-1912
Key: A♭ Major

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