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.
|First Line:||O splendour of God's glory bright|
|Author:||St. Ambrose, c. 340-397|
|Source:||tr. Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1904|
|Name:||SOLEMNIS HÆC FESTIVITAS|
|Harmonizer:||Arthur Hutchings, 1906-1989|
|Source:||Paris Gradual, 1685|
|Copyright:||Harmony © Canterbury Press Norwich|