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O Everlasting Light

O everlasting Light! Shine graciously within

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [O everlasting light] (Hallman)
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O everlasting Light!
Shine graciously within;
Brightest of all on earth that's bright,
Come, shine away my sin.

2 O everlasting Truth!
Truest of all that's true;
Sure guide of erring age or youth,
Lead me, and teach me too.

3 O everlasting Strength!
Uphold me in the way;
Bring me, in spite of foes, at length
To joy, and light, and day.

4 O everlasting Love;
Wellspring of grace and peace,
Pour down Thy fullness from above,
Bid doubt, and trouble cease.

5 O everlasting Rest!
Lift off life's load of care;
Relieve, revive this burdened breast,
And ev'ry sorrow bear.

7 Thou art in heav'n our all;
Our all on earth art Thou;
Upon Thy glorious name we call:
Lord Jesus, bless us now.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #172

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O everlasting Light! Shine graciously within
Title: O Everlasting Light
Author: Horatius Bonar
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #267

Include 15 pre-1979 instances
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