Let There Be Light

“Let there be light,” the Maker speaks
And darkness runs away
The morn is new as grace descends
Benighted heart sees day

The faintest gleam of Gospel truth
Outshines man’s brightest light
Though shadow-dimmed, it strikes the dark
From blindness, grants new sight

What gladness fills the joyful eye
As dawn of mercy breaks
From deathly slumber unto life
The ransomed soul awakes

The oil burned in heaven’s lamp
Which cut sin’s black night thick
Flowed freely from the Savior’s veins
Himself, the fired wick

Yea, trimmed and soaked, the off’ring lit
By heat of holy wrath:
The perfect sacrifice aflame
Reveals the righteous path

The pilgrim treads on glowing ground
For Christ in radiance beamed
Illuminating Heaven’s way
To all who stand redeemed

The light cast from the Savior’s face
Who purchased life to give
Lets mortals God’s great glory know
To look upon, and live

And on that visage few may find
The born-again shall gaze
Once lost and darksome, now alight
Beheld for endless days

So blazes Life amidst the gloom
To bless the former cursed
The Grave is sting-less, Death is dead
And darkness now dispersed

Ryan Cornett, 2022
(Based on 2 Corinthians 4:6 and sundry passages of the Holy Bible)

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