Give Us Light (Jyothi dho Prabhu)

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1 Give us light, give us light,
give us light, O Lord.
Give us light, give us light,
give us light, O Lord.
Give us light, O Lord,
Give us light, give us light,
give us light, O Lord.

2 Give us life, give us life,
give us life, O Lord.
Give us life, give us life,
give us life, O Lord.
Give us life, O Lord,
Give us life, give us life,
give us life, O Lord.

3 Save us now, save us now,
save us now, O Lord.
Save us now, save us now,
save us now, O Lord.
Save us now, O Lord,
save us now, save us now,
save us now, O Lord.

4 Give us grace, give us grace,
give us grace, O Lord.
Give us grace, give us grace,
give us grace, O Lord.
Give us grace, O Lord,
give us grace, give us grace,
give us grace, O Lord.

5 Grant us peace, grant us peace,
grant us peace, O Lord.
Grant us peace, grant us peace,
grant us peace, O Lord.
Grant us peace, O Lord,
grant us peace, grant us peace,
grant us peace, O Lord.


Source: In Every Corner Sing: songs of God's world #95

Author: Charles Vas

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Text Information

First Line: Give us light, give us light
Title: Give Us Light (Jyothi dho Prabhu)
Author: Charles Vas
Meter: Irregular
Place of Origin: India
Language: English
Copyright: © 1990 Christian Conference of Asia (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)

Notes

From northern India comes this refrain from a typical bhajan, a kind of spiritual song praising the attributes of God. The Indian tradition of repeating important words and phrases (often even more than here) can be seen in this text drawn from images appearing in John 1:9–17.

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