Send Out Thy Light and Thy Truth

Send out Thy light and Thy truth, let them lead me

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First Line: Send out Thy light and Thy truth, let them lead me
Title: Send Out Thy Light and Thy Truth
Refrain First Line: Send out your light and your truth
Copyright: Copyright by The American Baptist Publication Society. Used by permission.


Scripture References: st. 1 = Ps. 43:3 st. 2 = Ps. 139:24b The text for this prayer for divine guidance is a composite of Psalm 43:3 and Psalm 139:24b. The versification (altered) is from the 1912 Psalter. For further commentary on these psalms see PHH 42, 43, and 139. Liturgical Use: As a sung prayer for illumination before the reading and exposition of Scripture, especially for Epiphany; many other occasions in Christian worship. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook



LUX FIAT is an excerpt from a choral work by Charles F. Gounod (b. Paris, France, 1818; d. St. Cloud, France, 1893), first published in his 1878 collection Chants Sacres. The tune has the characteristics of a twentieth-century Scripture chorus: short, simple, and effective if not overused. LUX FIAT…

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The Cyber Hymnal #5971
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #165
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Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #43A

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #165


The Cyber Hymnal #5971

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The United Methodist Hymnal #778

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The Worshiping Church #811

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