[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series]
So many think enlightenment
will come with education.
They’re itching for excitement
but often find confusion
– in casting off the truth revealed
for novelty unproven
that to the curious has appealed –
delivering but depression.
Christ said he is the needed Light
for everyone’s direction,
and when he’s shone into our night
we give a pale reflection;
so to his followers he spoke
they must the world enlighten,
display his way to stumbling folk
with winsomeness invite them.
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world”
Matthew 5:14,16 "You are the light of the world … let your light shine before men”
Tune: 87 87D iambic eg Bishopgarth (tune of ‘For My sake and the gospel’s go')
or 87 87 iambic eg Dominus Regit me (tune of ‘The King of love my Shepherd is')