Light of the world, we hail Thee, flushing the eastern skies;
Never shall darkness veil Thee again from human eyes;
Too long, alas, withholden, now spread from shore to shore;
Thy light, so glad and golden, shall set on earth no more.
Light of the world, Thy beauty steals into every heart,
And glorifies with duty lifeís poorest, humblest, part;
Thou robest in Thy splendor the simple ways of men,
And helpest them to render light back to Thee again.
Light of the world, before Thee our spirits prostrate fall;
We worship, we adore Thee, Thou Light, the Life of all;
With Thee is no forgetting of all Thine hand hath made;
Thy rising hath no setting, Thy sunshine hath no shade.
Light of the world, illumine this darkened earth of Thine,
Till everything thatís human be filled with whatís divine;
Till every tongue and nation, from sinís dominion free,
Rise in the new creation which springs from love and Thee.