Let There Be Light


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Originally published at: http://library.hrmtc.com/2018/08/03/let-there-be-light-2/

Let there be light! the Almighty spoke—

Refulgent streams from chaos broke,
To ilume the rising earth!

Well pleased the Great Jehovah stood,
And gave the planets brith!

In choral numbers Masons join

To bless and praise this Light Divine.

 

Parent of light! accept our praise,

Who shed'st on us thy brightest rays—
The light that fills the mind!

By choice selected, lo! we stand,

By Friendship joined, a mystic band,
That love, that aid mankind!

In choral numbers Masons join

To bless and praise this Light Divine.

 

The Widow's tears we often dry,

The Orphan's wants out hands supply,
As far as power is given;

The naked clothe, the prisoner free—

These are our works, sweet Charity!
Reveal'd to us from Heaven!

In choral numbers Masons join

To bless and praise this Light Divine.

— From The Freemason's Repository for 1797