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)|