Scripture Verse

Send out Thy light and Thy truth.@Psalm 43:3
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John Q. Adams
(1767–1848)

Words: John Q. Ad­ams, 1841.

Music: Hold­en Tho­mas Whit­te­more, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Whittemore
(1800–1861)

Send forth, O God, Thy light and truth,
And let them lead me still,
Undaunted, in the paths of right,
Up to Thy holy hill:
Then to Thy altar will I spring,
And in my God rejoice
And praise shall tune the trembling string,
And gratitude my voice.

O why, my soul, art thou cast down?
Within me why distressed?
Thy hopes the God of grace shall crown;
He yet shall make thee blessed.
To Him, my never failing friend,
I bow, and kiss the rod;
To Him shall thanks and praise ascend,
My Savior and my God.