Thou art love and Thou art light, Lord

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Thou art love and Thou art light, Lord,
  In the Son as life Thou art;
Love expressing, light illum’ning,
  Thou dost life to us impart.
  Thou art love! Thou art light!
  In the Son as life Thou art;
Love expressing, light illum’ning
    Thou dost life to us impart.
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Love bespeaks Thy very being,
  What Thou dost is shown by light;
Love is inward, light is outward,
  Love accompanies the light.
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Love by grace is manifested,
  And the light by truth is shown;
By Thy love we may enjoy Thee;
  By Thy light Thou, Lord, art known.
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Thru Thy love, which led to Calvary,
  We receive the life of God;
Light our understanding opens,
  That we may apply the blood.
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Thru Thy love, as life Thou enter’st
  Fellowship with Thee to give;
Thru Thy light we take Thy cleansing
  And in fellowship may live.
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By the light and blood which cleanses,
  The anointing we shall know;
Then the life of love Thine essence,
  More and more in us will flow.
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By Thy love we are Thy children,
  Abba Father calling Thee;
Light disperses all our darkness,
  Till, like Him, Thy Son, we see.
  O what grace! O what truth!
  Love is seen and light is shown!
We would praise Thee never ceasing,
  Thou by love and light art known!

Copyright Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.

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Mona Cortez

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

By Thy love , we are Thy Children, ABBA Father calling Thee… what grace , O what truth love is seen and love is shown!!


Elmer D. Borres

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

This hymn beautifully expresses the profound connection between God's love and light, highlighting how love is the very essence of His being and how light reveals His actions. The verses eloquently convey the interplay of love and light in various aspects of our spiritual journey, from grace and truth to the transformative power of the blood and the ongoing fellowship with God. The hymn concludes with a heartfelt expression of praise for the grace and truth revealed through love and light, culminating in the aspiration to see God like His Son.


Joseph Mojica

Orlando, Florida, United States

Thank you Abba that we have your son to receive the light that disperses all the darkness


Ma. Josel Canapi

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

O what grace! O what truth!

Love is seen and light is shown!

We would praise Thee never ceasing,

Thou by love and light art known!


Sister Tang

Beijing

Love by grace is manifested,

And the light by truth is shown!


Rick Persad

Vancouver, BC, Canada

The goal of the book of Ephesians is to bring us into love as the inner substance of God so that we may enjoy His presence in the sweetness of the divine love and thereby love others as Christ did.


Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

Love bespeaks Thy very being.


Anonymous

Thou art love, Thou art life!!!


Endy

Bratislava, Slovakia

Great hymn! Our Dear Father is Love and Light! This is His nature! Aleluja! When He comes to us He comes as Grace and Reality and than leads us back to the source, to the Father who is Love and Light! Abba Father!

Concerning the Father Dying in the Son in Stanza 4 of Hymn #6 in Chinese

The first two lines of stanza 4 in hymn #6 in Chinese read, "Love has caused Thee to die in the Son / That through Him I may receive life." In the earlier section concerning the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, it was pointed out that Isaiah 9:6 proves that the Son is the Father. Furthermore, in John 14:10 the Lord said, "Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak from Myself, but the Father who abides in Me does His works." This is because the Lord and the Father are one (10:30). If the Lord's speaking to the disciples was the Father who abides in Him doing His works, why can it not be said that the Lord's dying on the cross was the Father's dying in the Son? In 1932 I personally heard Brother Nee speak in a gospel message, "Truly, the Father loves us, and He came and died for us in the Son." If we accept the revelation from the plain words in the Bible that the Son is the Father, we will not think that this is wrong.

The criticizers ask, "If the Father died in the Son, why did the Lord cry on the cross, 'My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? ' And if the Father died in the Son when the Son died, who raised the Son from the dead?" This deduction seems logical, but we must remember that the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are three yet one and one yet three. From the perspective of three yet one, the Father died in the Son, but from the perspective of one yet three, the Father raised the Son from the dead. Similarly, from the perspective of the Father being one with the Son, the Father died in the Son. From the perspective of the Father being the Father and the Son being the Son, the Father raised the Son from the dead. What a glorious mystery this is! And what a glorious fact! How can it be disputed?

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