Eternal Light, Shine in My Heart

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1 Eternal light, shine in my heart;
eternal hope, lift up my eyes:
eternal power, be my support;
eternal wisdom, make me wise.

2 Eternal life, raise me from death;
eternal brightness, make me see:
eternal Spirit, give me breath;
eternal Saviour, come to me:

3 Until by your most costly grace,
invited by your holy word,
at last I come before your face
to know you, my eternal God.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #14b

Author: Alcuin

Alcuin [Alcuinus] Albinus Flaccus, was born in Yorkshire (and probably at York), c. 735. He received his early education under Egbert, Archbishop of York, to whom he was librarian for some time. Subsequently, in 782, at the request of Charlemagne, he went to France and attained there a position of considerable importance. He died at Tours in 804. His connection with hymnology is slight. His Opera were edited by Du Chesne, and published in Paris in 1617. See "Luminis fons, lux et origo lucis," p. 1667, i. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Paraphraser: Christopher M. Idle

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #14a

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #14b

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #613

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #415

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #465

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #466

Hymnal Supplement II #4

Hymnal: A Worship Book #518

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #339a

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #339b

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Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #340

Scripture Song Database #890

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The Worshiping Church #545

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Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #548

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Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #629

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Worship and Rejoice #418

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