It is also known as "How Can Earth's Wounds Be Healed" and "The Light of the World". It has been translated into Welsh as Goleuni'r byd yw Crist.
With 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206, tunes it is set to include
- DARMSTADT, aka WAS FRAG ICH NACH DER WELT O GOTT DU FROMMER GOTT by Ahasuerus Fritsch (1629-1701)
- ST. JOAN by Percy E. B. Coller (b 1895)
- RINKART by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Church choir with organ, tune DARMSTADT:
Congregation with organ, tune ST JOAN:
Instrumental (organ), tune
Instrumental (piano), tune ST JOAN:
Choral setting - Staunton:
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. The hymn has three verses. A rough outline is:
Christ is the world’s true light, its captain of salvation ...
In Christ all peoples meet, their ancient feuds forgetting ...
One Lord, in one great name unite us all who own thee; cast ...