come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
O Lord Jesu Christ,
Who art the outshining of Thy Father's glory,
Light streaming forth from Light:
Thou didst come in the incarnationto our poor darkened world
as the Sun of Righteousness
bringing healing in Thy beams,
dispelling noxious influences,
and gladdening men's hearts with the good news
of their Father's kindness and love for man:
Come, we pray Thee, now by Thy grace,
and through Thy Church let Thy truth and love shine forth to all that are in the darkness
of sin or ignorance or error;
penetrate the hidden recesses of our hearts,
and enlighten the cruel habitations of the earth.