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Brightly did the light Divine

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1 Brightly did the light divine
from his words and actions shine,
whom the twelve, with love unblamed,
'Son of Consolation,' named.

2 Full of peace and lively joy
sped he on his high employ,
by his mild exhorting word
adding many to the Lord.

3 Blessèd Spirit, who didst call
Barnabas and holy Paul,
and didst them with gifts endue,
mighty words and wisdom true,

4 Grant us, Lord of life, to be
by their pattern full of thee;
that beside them we may stand
in that day on Christ’s right hand.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #773

Author: Henry Alford

Alford, Henry, D.D., son of  the Rev. Henry Alford, Rector of Aston Sandford, b. at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Row, London, Oct. 7, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in honours, in 1832. In 1833 he was ordained to the Curacy of Ampton. Subsequently he held the Vicarage of Wymeswold, 1835-1853,--the Incumbency of Quebec Chapel, London, 1853-1857; and the Deanery of Canterbury, 1857 to his death, which took. place  at  Canterbury, Jan. 12, 1871.  In addition he held several important appointments, including that of a Fellow of Trinity, and the Hulsean Lectureship, 1841-2. His literary labours extended to every department of literature, but his noblest undertaking was his edition of the Greek Testament, the result… Go to person page >

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First Line: Brightly did the light Divine
Author: Henry Alford


Brightly did the light divine. In Dean Alford's Poetical Works, 1845, vol. ii., p. 149, and later as at p. 182, ii.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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