"Thou Whose Almighty Word"
                          by John Marriott, 1780-1825
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Thou whose almighty word
        Chaos and darkness heard
        And took their flight,
        Hear us, we humbly pray,
        And where the Gospel day
        Sheds not its glorious ray,
        Let there be light!

        2. Thou who didst come to bring,
        On Thy redeeming wing,
        Healing and sight,
        Health to the sick in mind,
        Sight to the inly blind,
        Oh, now to all mankind
        Let there be light!

        3. Spirit of Truth and Love,
        Lifegiving, holy Dove,
        Speed forth Thy flight;
        Move on the water's face,
        Bearing the lamp of grace,
        And in earth's darkest place
        Let there be light!

        4. Holy and blessed Three,
        Glorious Trinity,
        Wisdom, Love, Might!
        Boundless as ocean's tide,
        Rolling in fullest pride,
        Thro' the earth, far and wide,
        Let there be light!

Notes: Hymn #508 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Genesis 1:3; John 1:1-14 Author: John Marriott, c. 1813, alt. Composer: Felice de Giardini, 1769 Tune: "Italian Hymn"
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