21. O Jesus, Lord of heavenly grace

1 O Jesus, Lord of heavenly grace,
Thou Brightness of Thy Father's face,
Thou Fountain of eternal light,
Whose beams disperse the shades of night!

2 Come, holy Sun of heavenly love,
Shower down Thy radiance from above;
And to our inward hearts convey
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray.

3 And we the Father's help will claim,
And sing the Father's glorious Name:
His powerful succor we implore,
That we may stand, to fall no more.

4 May He our actions deign to bless,
And loose the bonds of wickedness;
From sudden falls our feet defend,
And guide us safely to the end.

5 May faith, deep-rooted in the soul,
The flesh subdue, the mind control:
May guile depart, and discord cease,
And all within be joy and peace.

6 O hallowed thus be every day!
Let meekness be our morning ray,
And faithful love our noonday light,
And hope our sunset, calm and bright.

7 O Christ, with each returning morn,
Thine image to our hearts is borne:
O may we ever clearly see
Our Saviour and our God in Thee!

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, Lord of heavenly grace
Latin Title: Splendor Paternae Gloriae
Author: Ambrose, d. 397
Translator: John Chandler (1837, a.)
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: General Petitions; Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune #1 or #49
Tune Information
Name: SPLENDOR PATERNAE GLORIAE
Meter: L. M.
Key: F Major



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