Let There Be Light, Lord God of Hosts
Words: William Merrill Vories, 1908
1 Let there be light, Lord God of hosts, Let there be wisdom on the earth; Let broad humanity have birth, Let there be deeds, instead of boasts. 2 Within our passioned hearts instill The calm that endeth strain and strife; Make us thy ministers of life; Purge us from lusts that curse and kill. 3 Give us the peace of vision clear To see our brothers' good our own, To joy and suffer not alone, The love that casteth out all fear. 4 Let woe and waste of warfare cease, That useful labor yet may build Its homes with love and laughter filled; God give thy wayward children peace.