On the first day of creation
When the universe was dark,
God’s spirit swept the waters.
God’s voice set off the spark:
“Let there be light”
In the morning, all the day.
Let your light shine as you praise
the God who formed you out of clay.

Shepherds in dark fields abiding
Trembled when an angel bright
Appeared and spoke the good news,
A Savior born that night.
Christ, the true light,
A new kingdom would bring in.
Let your light shine as you praise
the God who sets you free from sin.

When the women came with spices
At the dawn of Easter Day
They found the tomb was empty
The stone was rolled away
“He is not here,
He is risen as he said.”
Let your light shine as you praise
the God who died and yet who lives.

With a rush of wind the Spirit
Set disciples’ hearts aflame.
They told of God’s great promise,
Proclaimed in Jesus’ name,
Light to the ones
Who believe and are baptized.
Let your light shine as you praise
the God who made you his own child.

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August 2010, Easter stanza added in March 2011

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