O Christ, Our True and Only Light
Johann Heermann, 1630; German text
|O Christ, our true and only Light,|
Enlighten those who sit in night;
Let those afar now hear Thy voice
And in Thy fold with us rejoice.
2. Fill with the radiance of Thy grace
3. Oh, gently call those gone astray
|4. Oh, make the deaf to hear Thy Word|
And teach the dumb to speak, dear Lord,
Who dare not yet the faith avow,
Though secretly they hold it now.
5. Shine on the darkened and the cold,
6. So they with us may evermore