The Light Divine
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    The Light Divine

    Fervently

    1. The light of God rests on the face

    Of brook and flow’r and tree

    And kindles in our happy hearts

    The hope of things to be.

    [Chorus]

    Father, let thy light divine

    Shine on us, we pray.

    Touch our eyes that we may see;

    Teach us to obey.

    Ours the sacred mission is

    To bear thy message far.

    The light of faith is in our hearts,

    Truth our guiding star.

    2. The light of faith abides within

    The heart of ev’ry child;

    Like buds that wait for blossoming,

    It grows with radiance mild.

    [Chorus]

    Father, let thy light divine

    Shine on us, we pray.

    Touch our eyes that we may see;

    Teach us to obey.

    Ours the sacred mission is

    To bear thy message far.

    The light of faith is in our hearts,

    Truth our guiding star.

    3. Today thine unseen purposes

    By faith’s rare light we feel.

    Dear Father, make us pure in heart;

    To us thy will reveal.

    [Chorus]

    Father, let thy light divine

    Shine on us, we pray.

    Touch our eyes that we may see;

    Teach us to obey.

    Ours the sacred mission is

    To bear thy message far.

    The light of faith is in our hearts,

    Truth our guiding star.

    Text: Matilda Watts Cahoon, 1881–1973

    Music: Mildred T. Pettit, 1895–1977, arr.

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