- (Posted 2016-11-20) CPDL #41964:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-20). Score information: A4, 1 page, 33 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Light of the world!
Composer: Arthur Henry Mann
Lyricist: Horatio Bonar
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 11 6. 11 6
Original text and translations
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.