O Light whose beams illumine all
1. O Light whose beams illumine all
From twilight dawn to perfect day,
Shine Thou before the shadows fall
That lead our wandering feet astray,
At morn and eve Thy radiance pour
That youth may love, and age adore.
2. O Way, through whom our souls draw near,
To yon eternal home of peace
where perfect love shall cast out fear,
And earth’s vain toil and wandering cease
In strength or weakness may we see
Our heavenward path, O Lord, through Thee.
3. O Life, the well that ever flows
To slake the thirst of those that faint,
Thy power to bless, what seraph knows?
Thy joy supreme, what words can paint?
In earth’s last hour of fleeting breath,
Be Thou our Conqueror over death.
4. O Light, O Way, O Truth, O Life,
O Jesus, born mankind to save,
Give Thou Thy peace in deadliest strife
Shed Thou Thy calm on stormiest wave
Be Thou our hope, our joy, our dread,
Lord of living and the dead.