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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918025
Thou, Whose Almighty WordRev. John Marriott (1780-1825)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
025MoscowFelice de Giardini (1716-1796)6.6.4.6.6.6.4.

1Thou, Whose almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight,
Hear us, we humbly pray,
And where the gospel’s day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
Let there be light!
2Thou, Who didst come to bring
On Thy redeeming wing
Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,–
O now to all mankind
Let there be light!
3Spirit of truth and love,
Life-giving, holy Dove,
Speed forth Thy flight;
Move on the waters’ face,
Spreading the beams of grace,
And in earth’s darkest place
Let there be light!
4Blessèd and holy Three,
Glorious Trinity,
Grace, love, and might,
Boundless as ocean’s tide,
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the world far and wide,
Let there be light! Amen.
Genesis1:2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Genesis1:3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Psalm43:3O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
Psalm67:2That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
Psalm107:10,1110 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; 11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
Psalm107:14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
Psalm146:7Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
Psalm147:3He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Isaiah9:2The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Isaiah42:7To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah60:1-31 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Habakkuk2:14For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
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.
Matthew3:16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
Luke4:18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
John1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
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.
John12:46I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Romans8:11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
2 Corinthians4:4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2 Corinthians4:6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians13:14The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

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