O God of light, O God of love

O God of light, O God of love

Author: Arthur Sydney Booth-Clibborn
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 O God of light, O God of love,
Shine on my soul from Heaven above!
Let sin appear in thy pure ray
As black as on the judgment day;
Let perfect love apply the test,
And all that’s wrong make manifest.

2 O take thy plummet and thy line,
Apply them to this heart of mine,
And thus reveal each crooked place
By contrast with true righteousness!
Let holy truth condemn each sham;
Show what thou art, and what I am.

3 O smite and spare not, faithful God!
A Father’s hand still holds the rod;
O make my sin-stained conscience smart,
And write thy law upon my heart
So plainly, that my will shall bow
In full surrender, here and now!

4 Work on in me thy perfect will,
In me thy promise, Lord, fulfil;
O make me quick to fight for thee,
And set my soul at liberty!
My soul can rest in nothing less
Than in a spotless holiness.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #446

Author: Arthur Sydney Booth-Clibborn

Commissioner Arthur Sydney Booth-Clibborn (née Clibborn) (1855 – 20 February 1939) was a pioneering early Salvation Army officer in France and Switzerland, and the husband of Kate Booth, the oldest daughter of General William and Catherine Booth. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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First Line: O God of light, O God of love
Author: Arthur Sydney Booth-Clibborn
Copyright: Public Domain



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