Light

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  1. Blake Bowden

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    Let there be light. Jehovah said,
    And primal darkness heard and fled;
    Then, as the waters from the land;
    He parted with almighty hand;
    Light ridged the mountain chain with gold;
    Light through the vales in glory rolled;
    Light silvered ocean, lake and stream;
    Light made the pall–like vapors gleam;
    Light shone the forest vistas through;
    Light gave the sky it′s burning blue;
    Light fell in life–awakening showers;
    On torpid leaves and sleeping flowers;
    And all the universe waxed bright
    Robed in it′s makers effluence–light.
    There is a darkness of the mind;
    As thick as dark, as undefined;
    Ere God had said, Let there be light.
    But as creations morning burst;
    On chaos, and the gloom dispersed;
    So does the Day star from on high.
    Light to the darkened soul supply;
    As that which wrapped the world in night;
    So does God′s grace, that ray divine;
    On the beseeching sinner shine;
    Dispelling from the soul despair;
    And shedding floods of glory there;
    Oh, when there′s doubt and gloom within;
    Black fruits of unrepented sin;
    Search thou this book, and searching pray;
    So shall thy sin be washed away;
    So shall a beam illuminate thy night;
    From him who said, Let there be light.

    William Mercer Wilson
     

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