A little hymn I wrote during my Sudan trip. It's not very good (certainly not good enough for so great a Savior!), but it's what came. The title is Latin, and translates literally, although in rather crude English, as "Veriest Light".
Light of true Light! whose winsome ray
Earthward descends from bright
And never-ending heaven's day
In grace, â€“ true Light of Light!
That from the Father's blazing throne
Pierced through our sinful night
With healing wings out o'er us thrown, â€“
Bright Sun of light and right!
Beat darkness down and go before,
Illuming all our way;
Let sins and doubts and devils cow'r
Before swift-dawning day;
Make dark deeds cease, and fears and strife;
Earth dark make heaven bright;
Bring light which is our truth and life
And peace, true Light of Light.