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.