Let There Be Light

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Lyrics By: Robert Hunter

LYRICS BY ROBERT HUNTER

Under the elm
Inside the night
The story began
Let there be light

Let there be reason
Let there be right
Let there be seasons
Let there be sight

Let there be light
Let there be rain
Let there be happiness
Let there be pain

Let there be light
Let there be light
Let there be light
Let there be light

Let there be vision
Souls to redeem
Hearts to be broken
Let there be dream

Let there be beauty
And ugliness too
Truth, love and duty
The sparkle of dew

Let there be light
Let there be rain
Let there be happiness
Let there be pain

Let there be light
Let there be light
Let there be light
Let there be light

Let there be violence
Fang and the claw
Let there be silence
And let there be law

Let there be sunset
Let there be dawn
Let there be moonbeams
To shine down upon

Let there be light
Let there be rain
Let there be happiness
Let there be pain

Let there be light
Let there be light
Let there be light
Let there be light

Let there be light
Let there be light
Let there be light
Let there be light

Let there be light
Let there be light
Let there be light
Let there be light

© 2012 Ice Nine Publishing (ASCAP)

Sounds of the Universe

Let There Be Light shines through the aurora borealis (see This One Hour for descriptions of creating sound from solar wind data) and the Sombrero Galaxy (which also appeared in Who Stole the Show - see Slow Joe Rain for descriptions of sonifying the spectra of galaxies).

NASA/SDO/AFP/Getty (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/picture-galleries/9035636/The-Aurora-Borealis-or-Northern-Lights-in-Britain.html?image=7)

 

DATA SOURCE:  Polar Wind Geotail, Goddard Space Flight Center http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/windnrt/archive/index.html

NASA, European Space Agency, Hubble Heritage Team
 

 

DATA SOURCE: NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database https://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/