Thou whose almighty Word

The tune Moscow
  1. Thou whose almighty Word
    Chaos and darkness heard,
    And took their flight;
    Hear us, we humbly pray,
    And where the gospel-day
    Sheds not its glorious ray,
    Let there be light!
  2. 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!
  3. Spirit of truth and love,
    Life-giving, holy Dove,
    Speed forth Thy flight;
    Move on the waters’ face,
    Bearing the lamp of grace,
    And in earth’s darkest place
    Let there be light!
  4. Blessèd and holy Three,
    Glorious Trinity,
    Wisdom, love, might;
    Boundless as ocean’s tide
    Rolling in fullest pride,
    Through the world far and wide
    Let there be light!

Words: John Marriott 1780–1825
Tune: "Moscow" from Madan's Collection 1769
adapted by Felice di Giardini 1716–1796