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Lighten Our Darkness, Gracious LordRev. Alfred Augustus Toms

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
806OmbersleyWilliam H. Gladstone (1840-1891)Long Meter (8.8.8.8.)

1Lighten our darkness, gracious Lord;
When fades the light of eventide,
Beneath Thy mercy’s watch and ward,
Through hours of rest, may we abide.
2Lighten our darkness, gracious Lord;
When doubt and fear the day obscure,
The light of faith to us afford,
From sins of darkness keep us pure.
3Lighten our darkness, gracious Lord;
When falls the gloom of sorrow’s night,
Then, Lord, our wills with Thine accord,
Our trust and confidence keep bright.
4Lighten our darkness, gracious Lord;
’Mid death’s deep darkness be our stay;
Sleeping in Thee, our strength restored,
May we awake to light of day. Amen.
2 Samuel22:29For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

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