Source of light and life divine

Source of light and life divine

Translator: John Chandler (1837)
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Source of light and life divine,
Thou didst cause the light to shine;
Thou didst bring Thy sunbeams forth
O’er Thy new-created earth.

2 Shade of eve, and morning ray,
Took from Thee the name of day:
Now the shades of night are nigh,
Listen to our mournful cry.

3 May we ne’er, by guilt opprest,
Lose the way to endless rest;
May no thoughts impure and vain
Draw our souls to earth again.

4 Rather lift them to the skies,
Where our dear-bought treasure lies;
Help us in our daily strife,
Make us struggle into life.

5 Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Praise and glory be to Thee,
Now and through eternity.

Amen.

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #466

Translator: John Chandler

John Chandler, one of the most successful translators of hymns, was born at Witley in Surrey, June 16, 1806. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he succeeded his father as the patron and vicar of Whitley, in 1837. His first volume, entitled The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated and Arranged, 1837, contained 100 hymns, for the most part ancient, with a few additions from the Paris Breviary of 1736. Four years later, he republished this volume under the title of hymns of the Church, mostly primitive, collected, translated and arranged for public use, 1841. Other publications include a Life of William of Wykeham, 1842, and Horae s… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #368

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #368

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A Collection of Hymns #363

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #615

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #518

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #518

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Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #58

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #466

Grammar School Hymn Book #d220

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d636

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #251

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Hymns for Church and Home #345

Hymns for Schools and Families #d430

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #523

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #419

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #419

Songs for the School #d142

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The American School Hymn Book #LXVI

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The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #LXVI

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The Book of Worship #444

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d437

The School Hymn and Tune Book #d164

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The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #61

The School Psalter #d238

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