God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.@1 John 1:5
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George C. Gow (1860–1938)

William G. Poor, 1897.

Wuhan George C. Gow, 1897 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Once more our grateful, strengthened hearts,
Alight with grace divine,
Would bring to Thee, our mighty king,
New token we are Thine.
Thy love has guided all our lives
In paths with mercy bright;
And health, and hope, and prayerful aim,
Inspire our song tonight.

Unseen the sun yet proves his reign,
By mellow, full orbed moon;
So we to Thee would witness bear
In radiance all Thine own;
Tho’ darkness, doubt and spectral fears
Enchain our fellow men,
The light is Thine, and they are Thine,
Oh, bring them back again.