In-print hymnals which contain it include:
- Hymns Old and New - Catholic edition, 2009
- Celebration Hymnal for Everyone - McCrimmon Publications.
The un-named tune, also by White, has a 3/4 time signature and a waltz rhythm. In the key of G, the first few notes are B A, B D C# D GFG b.
Small group with keyboard backing:
Solo singer with piano backing:
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.
The song starts with a four-line chorus, and this is repeated after each of the verses. A rough outline is:
Christ is our King, let the whole world rejoice!
May all the nations sing out with one voice!
Light of the world, you have helped us to see
That we are one people and one day we shall all be free.
1 He came to open the eyes of the blind,
... He is the light of the world.
2 He came to speak tender words to the poor ...
3 He came to open the doors of the jail ...
4 He came to open the lips of the mute ...
5 He came to heal all the crippled and lame...
6 He came to love everyone on this earth....