Scripture Verse

I and My Father are One. John 10:30

Introduction

portrait
William W. How
(1823–1897)
© National Portrait Gallery

Words: Will­iam W. How, 1871.

Music: St. An­selm Jo­seph Barn­by, Orig­in­al Tunes 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

portrait
Joseph Barnby
(1838–1896)

Lyrics

O One with God the Father,
In majesty and might,
The brightness of His glory,
Eternal light of light,
O’er this our home of darkness
Thy rays are streaming now;
The shadows flee before Thee,
The world’s true light art Thou.

Yet, Lord, we but darkly,
O heavenly light, arise,
Dispel these mists that shroud us,
And hide Thee from our eyes.
We long to track the footprints
That Thou Thyself hast trod;
We long to see the pathway
That leads to Thee our God.

O Jesus, shine around us,
With radiance of Thy grace;
O Jesus, turn upon us
The brightness of Thy face.
We need no star to guide us,
As on our way we press,
If Thou Thy light vouchsafest,
O sun of righteousness.