"Let there be light:" thus spake the Word;
The Word was God; "and there was light:"
Still the creative voice is heard;
A day is born from every night.
And every night shall turn to day,
While months, and years, and ages roll;
But we have seen a brighter ray
Dawn on the chaos of the soul.
Nor we alone; its wakening smiles
Have broke the gloom of pagan sleep;
The Word hath reach'd the utmost isles,
God's Spirit moves upon the deep.
Already from the dust of death,
Man in his Maker's image stands;
Once more inhales immortal breath,
And stretches forth to heaven his hands.
From day to day, before our eyes,
Glows and extends the work begun;
When shall the now creation rise
On every land beneath the sun?
When, in the Sabbath of His love,
Shall God amidst his labours rest;
And, bending from His throne above,
Again pronounce His creatures bless'd?
Sacred Poems and Hymns
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #341||Let there be light, thus spake the Word||Let there be light, thus spake the Word||1831|
|Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #179||"Let there be light," thus spake the Word||"Let there be light," thus spake the Word||Montgomery||1889|
|Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #959||"Let there be light," thus spake the Word||"Let there be light," thus spake the Word||Montgomery||1855|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #260||Let there be light: thus spake the Word||Let there be light: thus spake the Word||James Montgomery||220.127.116.11||1854|
|The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #959||"Let there be light:"--thus spake the Word||"Let there be light:"--thus spake the Word||Montgomery||1857|
|The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d243||Let there be light, thus spake the Word||Let there be light, thus spake the Word||James Mongtomery||1834|