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True Light, that lightest all

True Light, that lightest all

Author: Godfrey Thring
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 True Light, that lightest all in heaven and ,
Light us Thou Light divine;
Children thou mad'st us by a second birth.
children, O Lord, of Thine;
Heirs of a life undying,
The hidden life above,
Strong on Thy strength relying,
Safe in a Father's love.

2 The earth, erewhile so oft bedewed with tears,
Shall be, like man, new-born;
The heavens--unrolled through unimagined years--
Be bright with endless morn;
No room is there for sorrow,
Toll, trouble, want, or care,
None anxious for the morrow,--
There is no morrow there.

3 Light there, eternal light and life shall reign
O'er all without, within;
No stricken soul e'er bow beneath the pain
Of unforgotten sing;
The day shall have no ending,
No night its shadows cast,
All present gladness blending
With gladness in the past.

4 We darkly now, as in a mirror, see
These wondrous worlds on high;
Help us, O Lord, to live our life in Thee,
The life that cannot die;
Till heavenward ever soaring,
By Thy redeeming grace,
Before Thy throne adoring
We see Thee face to face.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #613

Author: Godfrey Thring

Godfrey Thring (b. Alford, Somersetshire, England, 1823; d. Shamley Green, Guilford, Surrey, England, 1903) was born in the parsonage of Alford, where his father was rector. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. After serving in several other parishes, Thring re¬≠turned to Alford and Hornblotten in 1858 to succeed his father as rector, a position he retained until his own retirement in 1893. He was also associated with Wells Cathedral (1867-1893). After 1861 Thring wrote many hymns and published several hymnals, including Hymns Congregational (1866), Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (1874), and the respect¬≠ed A Church of England Hymn Book Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church… Go to person page >

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First Line: True Light, that lightest all
Author: Godfrey Thring
Copyright: Public Domain



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Church Hymns #581

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The Lutheran Hymnary #613

The St. Alban Hymnal #d466

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