1 O Splendor of God's glory bright,
You daily bring forth light from light.
O Light from Light, light's fountain-spring,
O Day, our days enlightening:
2 Come, very Sun of truth and love,
Come in your radiance from above,
And shed the Holy Spirit's ray
On all we think or do today.
3 Teach us to work with all our pow'r
To conquer in temptation's hour.
Let faith her eager fires renew
And hate the false and love the true.
4 Oh, 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 to Christ eternally,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.
|First Line:||O splendor of God's glory bright|
|Title:||O Splendor of God's Glory Bright|
|Author:||St. Ambrose, 340-97|
|Source:||Translation Hymns Ancient and Modern, Rev. ed. London, 1904,alt.|
|Name:||O HEILIGE DREIFALTIGKEIT|
|Composer:||Nikolaus Herman, c. 1480-1561|
|Copyright:||Setting: © 1982 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission of CPH.|