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On Wings of Living Light

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1 On wings of living light,
At earliest dawn of day,
Came down the angel bright
And rolled the stone away.

Your voices raise with one accord
To bless and praise your risen Lord,
To bless and praise your risen Lord.

2 The keepers watching near,
At that dread sight and sound,
Fell down with sudden fear
Like dead men to the ground. [Refrain]

3 Then rose from death's dark gloom,
Unseen by mortal eye,
Triumphant o'er the tomb,
The Lord of earth and sky. [Refrain]

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #126

Author: William Walsham How

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >

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First Line: On wings of living light
Title: On Wings of Living Light
Author: William Walsham How (1872)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Your voices raise with one accord
Copyright: Public Domain



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