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7. O splendour of God's glory bright

1 O splendour of God's glory bright,
who bringest forth the light from Light,
O Light, of light the fountain-spring,
O Day, our days illumining;

2 Come, very Sun of truth and love
come in thy radiance from above,
and shed the Holy Spirit's ray
on all we think or do to-day.

3 Teach us to work with all our might;
put Satan's fierce assaults to flight;
turn all to good that seems most ill;
help us our calling to fulfil.

4 O joyful be the livelong day,
our thoughts as pure as morning ray,
our faith like noonday's glowing height,
our souls undimmed by shades of night.

5 All praise to God the Father be,
all praise, eternal Son, to thee,
whom with the Spirit we adore
for ever and for evermore.

Text Information
First Line: O splendour of God's glory bright
Original Language: Latin
Author: St. Ambrose, c. 340-397
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Morning
Source: tr. Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1904
Tune Information
Name: SOLEMNIS HÆC FESTIVITAS
Harmonizer: Arthur Hutchings, 1906-1989
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: Paris Gradual, 1685
Copyright: Harmony © Canterbury Press Norwich



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