Lord of light, with light divine

Lord of light, with light divine,
Shine upon this heart of mine;
Chase the shades of night away,
Turn the darkness into day.
Lord of power, with power divine,
Cleanse this guilty heart of mine;
Long has sin without control
Held dominion o’er my soul.
Lord of joy, with joy divine,
Cheer this saddened heart of mine;
Bid my many woes depart,
Heal my wounded, bleeding heart.
Lord, the Spirit, all divine,
Dwell within this heart of mine;
Cast down every idol throne,
Reign supreme, and reign alone.
Denise Hanna

Camden, NY, United States

Thank you, Steve Miller, for your comments on these hymns, for the accuracy, original meaning and insights they provide. God bless you and the creators of this site.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

There are 2 additional stanzas in the original:

Following the 1st stanza:

2 Let me see my Savior's face,

Let me all His beauties trace;

Show those glorious truths to me

Which are only known to Thee.


The original has a 6th stanza at the end:

6 See, to Thee I yield my heart,

Shed Thy life through every part;

A pure temple I would be,

Wholly dedicate to Thee.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

The 1st line of each stanza in the original says "Holy Ghost" instead of "Lord of xxx", and the last verse says "Holy Spirit" instead of "Lord, the Spirit", so here are the original 1st lines:

1. Holy Ghost, with light divine,

2. Holy Ghost, with pow'r divine,

3. Holy Ghost, with joy divine,

4. Holy Spirit, all divine,


A Congregational pastor in London, Andrew Reed founded 6 hospitals for the sick and helpless in London, including the London Orphan Asylum, the Asylum for Fatherless Children, the Hospital for Incurables, and the Asylum for Idiots. While the names of the institutions may seem strange to modern ears, they were all much-needed missions of mercy.

Andrew Reed's son wanted to write a biography of his father and asked for some biographical information. Andrew responded with these words, "I was born yesterday; I shall die tomorrow; I must not spend today in telling what I have done, but in doing what I may for Him who has done so much for me." - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

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