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O God of all reality

O God of all reality, whose daylight conquers night

Author: Peter Irvine (2008)
Tune: CHRIST CHURCH (Irvine)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

O God of all reality,
whose daylight conquers night:
be present in our misty dreams,
but even more our sight.

Help us to see the way things are,
and not just how they seem.
Erase the fears that trouble sleep,
and let the sunlight stream.

Dissolve the fog enshrouding us
in doubt and fear and sin,
and let your light evaporate
our darkness from within.

When dreams obscure our common sense
of what we know is true,
enable us to clearly see
the vision that is you.

Author: Peter Irvine

Peter Irvine, ObJN is an Episcopal priest and musician, currently serving as Director of Music at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Flossmoor, Illinois. He has written many psalm paraphrases and original hymn texts, as well as hymn tunes. He attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for several years and earned a Master of Divinity from General Theological Seminary in 2002. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee, where he was born and lived until 1982. He plays piano, organ, guitar, mountain dulcimer and tin whistle, and especially enjoys music with a Celtic flavor. He worked with Harry Plantinga beginning in 1993 to create the online editions of Southern Harmony (a 19th cen… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God of all reality, whose daylight conquers night
Title: O God of all reality
Author: Peter Irvine (2008)


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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1400

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