|Text:||O Christ, Our True and Only Light|
|Author:||Johann Heermann, 1585-1647|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78|
|Tune:||O JESU CHRISTE, WAHRES LICHT|
1 O Christ, our true and only light,
Enlighten those who sit in night;
Let those afar now hear your voice
And in your fold with us rejoice.
2 Fill with the radiance of your grace
The souls now lost in error's maze
And all whom in their secret minds
Some dark delusion haunts and blinds.
3 Oh, gently call those gone astray
That they may find the saving way!
Let ev'ry conscience sore oppressed
In you find peace and heav'nly rest.
4 Shine on the darkened and the cold;
Recall the wand'rers to your fold.
Unite all those who walk apart;
Confirm the weak and doubting heart
5 That they with us may evermore
Such grace with wond'ring thanks adore
And endless praise to you be giv'n
By all your Church in earth and heav'n.
|First Line:||O Christ, our true and only light|
|Title:||O Christ, Our True and Only Light|
|Author:||Johann Heermann, 1585-1647 (abr.)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78 (alt.)|
|Name:||O JESU CHRISTE, WAHRES LICHT|
|Source:||Andächtige Haus-Kirche, Nürnberg, 1676, alt.|