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Let There Be Light

Through heaven's clear arch the echoes rang

Author: Willie Wilder
Tune: [Through heaven's clear arch the echoes rang]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thro’ heav’n’s clear arch the echoes rang,
As morning stars together sang;
And nature fresh from chaos woke,
When on her ear the chorus broke,
As her Almighty Maker spoke,
“Let there be light!”
“Let there be light!”
“Let there be light!”
“Let there be light!”

2 From star to star the watchword flies;
Each shouts it onward thro’ the skies;
From out the chaos grim and black
It speeds along its shining track,
Till earth the echo answers back,
“Let there be light!”
“Let there be light!”
“Let there be light!”
“Let there be light!”

3 Tel sons of morn with lasting song,
Will ever pass the word along;
And waking men with rapture thrill,
For, breaking o’er each eastern hill,
The early dawn is shouting still,
“Let there be light!”

4 The soul may feel the heavy blight
Of deepest ignorance and night;
Yet may the densest cloud be riven,
And back the darkness may be driven,
By that command which God has given,
“Let there be light!”

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #192

Author: Willie Wilder

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Text Information

First Line: Through heaven's clear arch the echoes rang
Title: Let There Be Light
Author: Willie Wilder



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Garlands of Praise #102

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d129

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Gospel Praise Book. #192

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Sparkling Rubies #4

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Temperance Rallying Songs #138

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The Devotional Chimes #53

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