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The Church Hymnary, Twentieth Century Edition, 1900022
O Very God of Very GodRev. John Mason Neale, 1842

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
022Land of RestRichard S. NewmanCommon Meter Double (8.6.8.6.D.)

1O very God of very God,
And very Light of Light,
Whose feet this earth’s dark valley trod,
That so it might be bright;
Our hopes are weak, our fears are strong,
Thick darkness blinds our eyes;
Cold is the night, and O we long
That Thou, our Sun, wouldst rise!
2And even now, though dull and gray,
The east is brightening fast,
And kindling to the perfect Day,
That never shall be past.
O guide us till our path is done,
And we have reached the shore
Where Thou, our Everlasting Sun,
Art shining evermore.
3We wait in faith, and turn our face
To where the daylight springs,
Till Thou shalt come, our gloom to chase,
With healing on Thy wings.
To God the Father, power and might
Both now and ever be;
To Him that is the Light of Light,
And, Holy Ghost, to Thee!
Psalm36:9For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Isaiah60:20Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
Hosea6:1-41 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. 4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
Malachi4:2But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Luke1:78,7978 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
John1:4,94 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John8:12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John9:5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
John12:46I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Revelation21:23And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

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