Break forth, O living light of God,
upon the world's dark hour!
Show us the way the Master trod;
reveal his saving power.
Remove the veil of ancient words,
their message long obscure;
restore to us your truth, O God,
and make its meaning sure.
Show us the servants from your word,
the women and the men,
who kept the faith and walked with you;
O make them live again!
O let your word be light anew
to every nation's life;
unite us in your will, O Lord,
and end all sinful strife.
O may one Lord, one faith, one word,
one Spirit lead us still;
and one great Church go forth in might
to work God's perfect will.