1. Christ is the world’s true light,
    Its captain of salvation,
    The daystar clear and bright
    Of every man and nation;
    New life, new hope awakes
    Where’er men own His sway:
    Freedom her bondage breaks,
    And night is turned to day.
  2. In Christ all races meet,
    Their ancient feuds forgeting,
    The whole round world complete,
    From sunrise to its setting:
    When Christ is throned as Lord,
    Men shall forsake their fear,
    To plowshare beat the sword,
    To pruning hook the spear.
  3. One Lord, in one great name
    Unite us all who own Thee,
    Cast out our pride and shame
    That hinder to enthrone Thee;
    The world has waited long,
    Has travailed long in pain,
    To heal its ancient wrong,
    Come, Prince of Peace, and reign.