Shine, O Christ, Our Light in Darkness
1. Shine, O Christ, our Light in darkness.
Shine with Your unearthly light.
Overwhelmed, Your people call You,
Wearied by our daily fight.
Going forth from tribulation,
We cry out to You, O Lord,
Praying You bring joy from sadness,
Praying for Your peace restored.
2. Lord, we fear what ails our bodies,
Terrified of earthly death.
Help us trust Your mighty mercy
To sustain our ev’ry breath.
Grant us courage! Grant us wisdom,
Lord of life, to praise Your name,
Fearless in the face the peril,
Free from sorrow, free from shame.
3. We, Your saints, seek blest communion,
Fellowship, we two or three:
Gathered in Your name, O Jesus,
Where You condescend to be.
Bring Your children back together.
Grace us with Your gifts divine:
Purified in holy water,
Fed on You with bread and wine.
4. Shine, O Christ, our Light in darkness.
Send the night of dread away.
Calm our doubt and anxious trembling.
Hold the fear of death at bay.
Send to us Your Holy Spirit:
Helper, Comforter, and Friend,
Till that Day we rise, perfected,
To the joy which knows no end.
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