Let There Be Light

 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”

The world was dark, and then He spoke
And scattered all the gloom-filled black.
The shadows fled, the darkness broke
The still, cold night retreated back.

O God, my heart was blackest night,
My soul had sunk to deepest hell.
And then, a great and glorious Light!
Your Christ-child came—Emmanuel.

He called His own from Egypt’s land
And led them with a cloud by day.
When darkness fell across the sand
God’s gleaming fire made bright their way.

My Lord, Who led with flaming fire,
Guide all my steps to walk Your ways,
And let my soul anew aspire
To do Your will, and sing your praise.

God told His people, when they raised
A tabernacle for His name
To ever leave the lamps ablaze—
His presence praise with brilliant flame.

Dear Christ, true Light sent from above,
Forever may You dwell with me,
And may I know Your radiant love
Through time and all eternity.

Genesis 1:1-3  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

2 Corinthians 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Exodus 13:21-22  And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:  22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

Psalm 119:105  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Leviticus 24:1-2  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  2 Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.

1 John 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.