Hail, sacred truth! whose piercing rays
Dispel the shades of night;
Diffusing o’er a ruined world
The healing beams of light.

Thy word, O Lord, with friendly aid,
Restores our wand’ring feet;
Converts the sorrows of the mind
To joys divinely sweet.

Oh, send Thy light and truth abroad
In all their radiant blaze;
And bid th’admiring world adore
The glories of Thy grace.

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