"Let there be Light!"

"Let there be Light!" this great command
Comes ringing down the years;
Thundered by God, and since proclaimed
By prophets, bards, and seers.

"Let there be Light!" God's children hear;
Gladly, without delay
They trim their lamps, they gird their loins,
And hasten to obey.

With lamps well filled with Love divine,
And guided by the Word,
In every deed their light will shine,
Reflection of their Lord.

Since Life is Light, their pathway glows
Brighter to perfect day,
And leadeth where his feet have trod;
The Life, the Truth, the Way.

"Let there be Light!" throw open wide
The entrance to thine heart;
Bid source of Light therein abide
And never more depart,

And thus obey the great command
Which changes faith to sight,
And to a waiting, anxious world
Reveals that God is Light.

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Casting Bread upon the Waters
October 25, 1900

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