“Bless the Lord, O my soul!…You are clothed with honor and majesty, who cover Yourself with light as with a garment” (Psalm 104:1-2).
Once, all was darkness, and I went about stumbling in the night;
Then You sent forth Your Word, calling me from the void, “Let there be Light!”
You sent it into the dark, to the depths of the shadowy valley,
And on a rugged cross, You hung that Light, so to You we could rally.
What was this new thing? Why does looking at its brilliance blind me?
Then, like scales falling from my eyes, I saw the Lord Almighty.
The host of heaven cried out with joy, after they saw the work of Your hands.
You made heirs to that kingdom, children of light, as numerous as the sands.
Your word guides my paths, and when I am in the night, it goes before my feet.
Let me now carry that light, and be a beacon to all that I might meet.
A lamp without oil goes dry and will not shine, nor light where its housed.
So without the Holy Spirit’s anointing, those who sleep cannot be roused.
Help me be Your vessel, a lampstand to carry and show Your glory;
That I may bring others illumination, when they hear Your story:
How You took off the clothes of the grave, to wrap Yourself in the dawn of the morning.
Then, on that third day, a new hope shined forth, and the forces of darkness took warning.
Though this world can be full of darkness, a darkness that we can feel,
As the sun twinkles in the eye, You shall return, and Your Son reveal.
All will see You, on the day of Your victory, as lightning races across the sky,
All will bow and confess that You alone are worthy, and anything else is a lie!
When all will see Your glory, and the mighty throne from which Your kingdom rules,
In the new Jerusalem, dressed like a bride, and shining like colored jewels!
There will be no more confusion, nor will there be stumbling in the night,
for all eternity, it will bask in Your presence, and in Your Son’s Light!
“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12).