Scripture Verse

God divided the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:4


John Keble

Words: John Ke­ble, 1827, in his po­em Tis Gone, That Bright and Orb­èd Blaze.

Music: Sal­is­bu­ry Tho­mas Ra­vens­croft, The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Lon­don: 1621) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Thomas Ravenscroft


Thou framer of the light and dark,
Steer through the tempest Thine own ark;
Amid the howling wintry sea,
We are in port if we have Thee.

The rulers of this Christian land,
’Twixt Thee and us ordained to stand,
Guide Thou their course, O Lord, aright;
Let all do all as in Thy sight.

O God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Hear Thou in Heav’n Thy children’s cry,
And in our hour of need be nigh.