1 Let there be light, Lord God of hosts!
Let there be wisdom on the earth!
Let broad humanity have birth!
Let there be deeds, instead of boasts!
2 Within our passioned hearts instill
the calm that ends all strain and strife;
Make us your ministers of life;
purge us from lusts that curse and kill!
3 Give us the peace of senses clear
to know our neighbors' good our own;
To hope and suffer not alone,
bonded in love that conquers fear!
4 Let woe and waste of warfare cease,
that useful labor yet may build
Its homes with love and laughter filled!
God, give your wayward children peace!
Source: The New Century Hymnal #589
|First Line:||Let there be light, Lord God of Hosts|
|Author:||William Merrell Vories (1908)|
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymnal: A Worship Book #371||Let there by light, Lord God||Let there by light, Lord God of hosts!||MISSIONARY CHANT||William M. Vories||1992||<cite>Advocate of Peace</cite>, 1909, alt.|
|Rejoice in the Lord #492||Let There Be Light, Lord God of Hosts!||Let there be light, Lord God of hosts!||ELTON||William M. Vories||LM||Genesis 1:3||1985||Family | ; Vision | ; Wisdom, Human ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #4036||Let There Be Light, Lord God of Hosts||Let there be light, Lord God of hosts||PENTECOST||William M. Vories||LM|
|The New Century Hymnal #589||Let There Be Light, O God of Hosts||Let there be light, O God of hosts!||PENTECOST||William M. Vories||L.M.||1995||Consecration | ; Justice and Peace | ; Peace | Inner; Peace | World; Prayer | ; Year A | Epiphany; Year B | Epiphany; Year C | Epiphany|
|The New National Baptist Hymnal #366||Let There Be Light||Let there be light, Lord God of hosts||[Let there be light, Lord God of hosts]||William M. Vories||1994|