Father of Lights, in whom there is no shadow

Father of Lights, in whom there is no shadow. Elizabeth Wilson* (1867-1957) and Helen Thoburn* (1885-1932).  This ‘Hymn of the Lights’ was sung on 12 April 1913 at the Biennial Convention of the Young Women’s Christian Association at Richmond, Virginia, as the recessional at a pageant entitled ‘The Ministering of the Gift’. It was printed below the quotation from James 1: 17 which inspired it: ‘Every good and perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning’:  Father of lights, in whom there is no shadow,   Giver of every good and perfect gift! Ere we depart, we seek Thy holy presence,   Gladly our hearts to Thee...

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