Hail, Source of light, of life, and love

Hail, Source of light, of life, and love

Author: M. Rayner
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hail! Source of light, of life, and love,
And joys that never end;
In whom all creatures live and move:
Creator, Father, Friend.

2 All space is with thy presence crowned;
Creation owns thy care;
Each spot in nature's ample round
Proclaims that God is there.

3 Attuned to praise be every voice;
Let not one heart be sad:
Jehovah reigns! let earth rejoice;
Let all the isles be glad.

4 Then sound the anthem loud and long,
In sweetest, loftiest strains;
And be the burden of the song,
The Lord, Jehovah, reigns!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #342

Author: M. Rayner

Rayner, Rev. Menzies. (South Hampstead, New York, November 23, 1770--November 22, 1850, New York, N.Y.). He entered the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal Church and served as rector of parishes in Elizabethtown, New Jersey and in Huntington and New Hartford, Connecticut. In middle life he transferred his membership to the Universalist denomination and held pastorates in Hartford, Conn.; Portland, Maine; and Schenectady, N.Y. While in Hartford he edited a periodical called The Inquirer, and in Portland another called The Christian Pilot. His hymn beginning "Hail, Source of light, of life and love" is included in Church Harmonies: New and Old, 1895. --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hail, Source of light, of life, and love
Author: M. Rayner
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Bright Light #105

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Christian Life Songs #27

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Church Harmonies #123

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #167

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #167

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d227

The Assembly Praise Book #d28

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The Voice of Praise #342

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