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The light pours down from heaven

Representative Text

The light pours down from heaven,
And enters where it may;
The eyes of all earth’s children
Are cheered with one bright day.

So let the mind’s true sunshine
Be spread o’er earth as free,
And fill men’s waiting spirits,
As the waters fill the sea.

The soul can shed a glory
On every work well done;
As even things most lowly
Are radiant in the sun.

Then let each human spirit
Enjoy the vision bright;
The truth which comes from heaven
Shall spread like heaven’s own light;

Till earth becomes God’s temple;
And every human heart
Shall join in one great service,
Each happy in his part.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #458

Author: Joseph Gostick

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Text Information

First Line: The light pours down from heaven
Author: Joseph Gostick
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

The light pours down from Heaven. Joseph Gostick. [ Christian Service.] This, in the Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, and others, begins with st. iv. of a piece in Gostick's Tales, Essays and Poems, London, 1848, p. 108, entitled "Light for all." The version “With honest heart" (noted at p. 530, i. under Hölty) is also by him, and is in his Spirit of German Poetry, 1845, p. 139. He d. 1887. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Tune

MISSIONARY HYMN (Mason)


[The light pours down from heaven] (51113)


WEBB

George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #458

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #458

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A Book of Song and Service #53

Chapel Hymns and Services #d123

Grammar School Hymn Book #d247

Heart and Voice #d254

Heart and Voice #d257

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Heart and Voice #58

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #478

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #131

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Hymnal Amore Dei #206

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #206

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a206

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #176

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Hymns in Harmony with Modern Thought #137

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Hymns of the Spirit #699

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #408a

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #408b

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d295

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National Hymn and Tune Book #245

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship #164

School and College Hymnal #d149

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School and College Hymnal #54

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Services for Congregational Worship. The New Hymn and Tune Book #328a

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Services for Congregational Worship. The New Hymn and Tune Book #328b

The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d356

The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d355

The Beacon Song and Service book #173

The Carol #d189

The Day School Hymn Book. New and enl. ed. #d117

The Gospel Hymnal #d584

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The Morning Stars Sang Together #47

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #292

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #359

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The School Hymn-Book #288

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The School Hymnal #157

The St. Alban Hymnal #d415

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Unity Services and Songs #30

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