Scripture Verse

The Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light. Isaiah 60:19


Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, se­cond ser­ies (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1861), pag­es 49–51.

Music: Do­mi­ni­ca Her­bert S. Oake­ley, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Herbert S. Oakeley (1830–1903)


O ev­er­last­ing Light,
Giver of dawn and day,
Dispeller of the an­cient night
In which cre­ation lay!

O ev­er­last­ing Light,
Shine gra­cious­ly with­in!
Brightest of all on earth that’s bright,
Come, shine away my sin!

O ev­er­last­ing Rock,
Sole re­fuge in dis­tress,
My fort when foes as­sail and mock,
My rest in wea­ri­ness!

O ev­er­last­ing Fount,
From which the wa­ters burst,
The streams of the eter­nal mount,
That quench time’s sor­est thirst!

O ev­er­last­ing Health,
From which all heal­ing springs;
My bliss, my trea­sure, and my wealth,
To Thee my spir­it clings!

O ev­er­last­ing Truth,
Truest of all that’s true;
Sure guide of err­ing age and youth,
Lead me and teach me too!

O ev­er­last­ing Strength,
Uphold me in the way;
Bring me, in spite of foes, at length,
To joy, and light, and day!

O ev­er­last­ing Love,
Wellspring of grace and peace,
Pour down Thy full­ness from above,
Bid doubt and trou­ble cease!

O ev­er­last­ing Rest,
Lift off life’s load of care!
Relieve, re­vive this bur­dened breast,
And ev­ery sor­row bear.

Thou art in Heav’n our all,
Our all on earth art Thou;
Upon Thy glo­ri­ous name we call,
Lord Je­sus, bless us now!