O Light, Whose Beams Illumine All
Edward H. Plumptre, 1864
|O light, whose beams illumine all|
From twilight dawn to perfect day,
Shine thou before the shadows fall,
That lead our wandering feet astray;
At morn and eve thy radiance pour,
That youth may love and age adore.
2. O Way, through whom our souls draw near
|3. O Truth, before whose shrine we bow,|
Thou priceless pearl for all who seek,
To thee our earliest strength we vow;
Thy love will bless the pure and meek;
When dreams or mists beguile our sight,
Turn thou our darkness into light.
4. O Life, the well that ever flows
|5. O Light, O Way, O Truth, O Life,|
O Jesus, born mankind to save,
Give thou thy peace in deadliest strife;
Shed thou thy calm on stormiest wave;
Be thou our hope, our joy, our dread,
Lord of the living and the dead.