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238. Christ is the world’s true light

1 Christ is the world's true light,
its captain of salvation,
the day-star clear and bright,
desire of every nation;
new life, new hope awakes
for all who own his sway:
freedom her bondage breaks,
and night is turned to day.

2 In Christ all races meet,
their ancient feuds forgetting,
the whole round world complete,
from sunrise to its setting:
when Christ is throned as Lord,
all shall forsake their fear,
to ploughshare beat the sword,
to pruning-hook the spear.

3 One Lord, in one great name
unite us all who own you;
cast out our pride and shame
that hinder to enthrone you;
the world has waited long,
has travailed long in pain;
to heal its ancient wrong,
come, Prince of Peace, and reign.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is the world’s true light
Author: George Wallace Briggs, 1875-1959
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Fear; Freedom; Healing (8 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: A. Krieger, 1634-66
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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