Scripture Verse

Send out Thy light and Thy truth. Psalm 43:3


Sarah W. Livermore (1789–1874)

Words: Sar­ah W. Liv­er­more, in the Che­shire Pas­tor­al As­so­cia­tion’s Chris­tian Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Wor­ship, 1844.

Music: Ma­no­ah, ar­ranged from Gioa­chi­no A. Ros­si­ni (1792–1868) in the Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic, by Hen­ry W. Great­or­ex, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Gioachino A. Rossini (1792–1868)


Our pil­grim breth­ren dwell­ing far,
O God of truth and love,
Light Thou their path with Thine own star,
Bright beam­ing from above.

Wide as their migh­ty ri­vers flow,
Let Thine own truth ex­tend;
Where prai­ries spread and fo­rests grow,
O Lord, Thy Gos­pel send.

Then will a migh­ty na­tion own
A un­ion firm and strong;
The scep­ter of th’eter­nal throne
Shall rule its counc­ils long.