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Thou Whose Almighty Word
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THE CHURCH AND DOCTRINES  
Thou 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!
Thou 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!
Spirit of truth and love,
Lifegiving, holy Dove,
Speed forth Thy flight;
Move o'er the water's face,
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And, in earth's darkest place,
Let there be light!

Thou 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!

Thou 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!

Spirit of truth and love,
Lifegiving, holy Dove,
Speed forth Thy flight;
Move o'er the water's face,
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And, in earth's darkest place,
Let there be light!

   
   John Marriott JOHN B. DYKES, 1875   
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