Light of the world! (Arthur Henry Mann)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-20)  CPDL #41964:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Light of the world!
Composer: Arthur Henry Mann
Tune: Wilton
Lyricist: Horatio Bonar

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 11 6. 11 6

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

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1  Light of the world! for ever, ever shining,
There is no change in Thee;
True Light of Life, all joy and health enshrining,
Thou canst not fade nor flee.

2  Thou hast arisen, but Thou descendest never;
Today shines as the past;
All that Thou wast Thou art, and shalt be ever,
Brightness from first to last.

3  Night visits not Thy sky, nor storm, nor sadness;
Day fills up all its blue,
Unfailing beauty, and unfaltering gladness,
And love for ever new.

4  Light of the world, undimming and unsetting!
O shine each mist away;
Banish the fear, the falsehood, and the fretting;
Be our unchanging Day.