God of life and God of light

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1 God of life and God of light,
Robed in all Thy glory might,
Shed upon us from above
Beams of Thine abiding love.
Bless us with Thy peace today,
While within Thy courts we stay.

2 God of good and God of grace,
Show again Thy radiant face,
As in Jesus long ago
Thou Thyself to earth didst show.
Bless us with Thy peace today,
While within Thy courts we stay.

3 God of each and God of all,
Low before Thy feet we fall,
Take the gifts of love we bring;
Hear us as Thy praise we sing.
Bless us with Thy peace today,
While within Thy courts we stay.

4 Thou our years of toil hast blest,
Ever given what was best;
May the future hold in store
Cups of service running o'er.
Bless us with Thy peace today,
While within Thy courts we stay.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #279

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: God of life and God of light
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Bless us with thy peace today

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Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #279

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Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #183

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