1 Eternal light, eternal light!
how pure the soul must be
when, placed within your searching sight,
it does not fear, but with delight
can face such majesty.
2 The spirits who surround your throne
may bear that burning bliss;
but that is surely theirs alone,
since they have never, never known
a fallen world like this.
3 There is a way for man to rise
to that sublime abode:
an offering and a sacrifice,
a Holy Spirit’s energies,
an advocate with God.
4 Such grace prepares us for the sight
of holiness above;
the child of ignorance and night
may dwell in the eternal light,
through the eternal love.
Source: Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #454
|First Line:||Eternal Light! Eternal Light!|
|Author:||Thomas Binney (~1826)|