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Lord of Light, Whose Name Outshineth   1 comment

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Above:  Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, Jasper, Georgia, April 22, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Words (1916) by Howell Elvet Lewis (1860-1953), a Welsh Congregationalist minister

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), of several Presbyterian denominations

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1.  Lord of light, whose name outshineth

All the stars and suns of space,

Deign to make us Thy co-workers

In the Kingdom of Thy grace;

Use us to fulfil Thy purpose

In the gift of Christ Thy Son:

Father, as in highest heaven,

So on earth Thy will be done.

2.  By the toil of lowly workers

In some far outlying field;

By the courage where the radiance

Of the Cross is still revealed;

By the victories of meekness,

Through reproach and suffering won,–

Father, as in highest heaven,

So on earth Thy will be done.

3.  Grant that knowledge, still increasing,

At Thy feet may lowly kneel;

With Thy grace our triumphs hallow,

With Thy charity our zeal;

Lift the nations from the shadows

To the gladness of the sun:

Father, as in highest heaven,

So on earth Thy will be done.

4.  By the prayers of faithful watchmen,

Never silent day or night;

By the Cross of Jesus bringing

Peace to men, and healing light;

By the love that passeth knowledge,

Making all Thy children one:

Father, as in highest heaven,

So on earth Thy will be done.