Light of the World

by Edward Elgar

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Light of the World
source: Rev. E Capel-Cure

Light of the world, we know thy praise,
The angels and arch-angels raise,
And all the host of Heav'n;
More worthily than our faint hymns,
Whose jarring sound that glory dims,
Which God to Thee hast given.
But Thou didst not disdain to take our low estate,
Or e'en to make the tomb Thy resting place;
So Thou might bring into our night
the dawn of Thine eternal Light
to shine upon our face.
Nor death, nor hell, nor sin is Lord,
But Thou, O Son of God.
Thy word is now our sovereign law.
Therefore we thank Thee and we pray
Thy light may shine unto the perfect day;
Thy light may shine on us for evermore.


Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet OM GCVO (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer. His best-known compositions include the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies.…


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