Scripture Verse

God is love. 1 John 4:16

Introduction

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Richard W. Gilder
(1844–1909)

Words: Ri­chard W. Gil­der (1844–1909).

Music: Nacht­lied Hen­ry T. Smart, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, or have a better photo of Smart, would you ?

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Henry T. Smart
(1813–1879)

Lyrics

Through love to light! O wonderful the way
That leads from darkness to the perfect day!
From darkness and from sorrow of the night
To morn that cometh singing o’er the sea.
Through love to light! through light, O God, to Thee,
Who art the love of love, th’eternal light of light!