“Because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
to shine on those living in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.” (Luke 1:78-79)
“The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.” (Luke 9:2)
“The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?” (Psalm 27:1a)
Lord, You are my light—
the sunrise shining upon my life
with salvation beams of brilliance
bathing me in divine joy and mercy.
Lord, You be my light—
in a world still starved for light
and buried in death’s darkness,
deliver us through Your saving work.
Lord, You will be my light—
in the end of all things
in the new heaven and earth,
Your brilliance bursting forth fully upon us.