God said, Let there be light: and there was light.@Genesis 1:3

Richard Compton, in 140 Folk Songs, Concord Series Number 7, 1921.

Compton (English) old English melody (🔊 pdf nwc).

God, our Father, made the daylight;
God, our Father, made the night;
God made mountains, sea, and sky,
And the white clouds floating high.

God, we thank Thee for the showers;
God, we thank Thee for the dew,
Mighty trees and flowers small;
God, our Father, gave them all.