The Light Divine

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Lyrics

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 2. The light of faith abides within
    The heart of ev’ry child;
    Like buds that wait for blossoming,
    It grows with radiance mild.
  4. 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.
  5. 3. Today thine unseen purposes
    By faith’s rare light we feel.
    Dear Father, make us pure in heart;
    To us thy will reveal.
  6. 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.
  7. Text: Matilda Watts Cahoon, 1881–1973
    Music: Mildred T. Pettit, 1895–1977, arr.
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
305
Music
Mildred T. Pettit, 1895–1977.
Text
Matilda Watts Cahoon, 1881–1973.
Scriptures
Psalm 43:3, 2 Corinthians 4:6, 2 Corinthians 5:7
Meter
8 6 8 6 7 5 7 5 7 6 8 5
Topic
Children’s Songs, Faith, Holy Ghost, Hope, Missionary Work, Nature, Obedience
Tune
Light Divine
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Terang Allah (Buku Nyanyian Pujian)
145
Deutsch
Das Licht des Herrn (Gesangbuch)
206
Español
La luz de Dios (Himnos)
200
Français
La clarté de Dieu (Cantiques)
197
Gagana Samoa
Le Sulu o le Atua (Viiga)
188
Latviešu Valoda
Dievišķā gaisma (Garīgo dziesmu grāmata)
193
Lea Fakatonga
Ko e Maama Faka-ʻOtuá
197
Lietuvių Kalba
Dieviška šviesa (Giesmynas)
173
Magyar
Atyánk, drága szent fényed (Himnuszoskönyv)
193
Norsk
Guds klare lys (Salmebok)
192
Português
A Luz de Deus (Hinário)
77
Q'eqchi'
Lix saqenkil li Dios
198
Reo Tahiti
Nā roto i te māramarama o te Fatu
191
Română
Lumina divină (Imnuri)
197
Suomi
Valoa Isän Jumalan (Laulukirja)
191
Tagalog
Ilaw na Banal (Himnaryo)
193
Български
Божествена светлина (Сборник химни)
190
Русский
Божественный свет (Книга гимнов)
194
Українська
Світло віри (Збірник гімнів)
190
ภาษาไทย
แสงสวรรค์ (หนังสือเพลงสวด)
151
한국어
거룩하신 주님의 빛 (찬송가)
195
日本語
神の光受け (賛美歌集)
191
 

Primary Choir Performance

Watch a Primary choir perform an arrangement of this children's song.