Let There Be Light

Let there be light, Let there be understanding

Author: Frances Wheeler Davis
Tune: CONCORD (Fleming)
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: Recording

Representative Text

1 Let there be light,
let there be understanding,
let all the nations gather,
let them be face to face.

2 Open our lips,
open our minds to ponder,
open the door of concord
opening into grace.

3 Perish the sword,
perish the angry judgment,
perish the bombs and hunger,
perish the fight for gain.

4 Let there be light,
open our hearts to wonder,
perish the way of terror,
hallow the world God made.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #142

Author: Frances Wheeler Davis

Davis, Frances Mina (Wheeler). (Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 18, 1936-- ). Anglican. University of Manitoba, B.A., 1958; University of Toronto, M.A., 1962. In 1959, she married Dan Bryan Davis. She has contributed prose and verse to many Canadian periodicals; also to a collection of hymns privately published for use at St. George's Church, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, from which one of her hymns found its way into The Hymn Book, (1971). --Hugh McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Agape #51

Common Praise (1998) #572

Shaping Sanctuary #273a

TextPage Scan

Singing the Living Tradition #142

The Book of Praise #727

Audio

The United Methodist Hymnal #440

Voices United #679

Worship (3rd ed.) #653

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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