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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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