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Christ in Majesty Icon

Above:  Icon of Christ in Majesty

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1913) by Elizabeth Wilson (1867-?) and Helen Thoburn (1885-1932)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)


1.  Father of lights, in whom there is no shadow,

Giver of every good and perfect gift!

With one accord we seek thy holy presence,

Gladly our hearts to thee in praise we lift.

2.  Glad for the cause that binds our lives together,

Thro’ thee united, worshipping as one:

Glad for the crowning gift that thou hast given,

Sending, to light the world, thine only Son.

3.  Light of the world, thro’ whom we know the Father!

Pour out upon us thine abiding love,

That we may know its depth and height and splendor,

That heaven may come to earth from heaven above.

4.  Thou art the Christ! To thee we own allegiance.

May our devotion sweep from sea to sea,

Even as we, the gift from thee receiving,

Joyfully minister that gift for thee.

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