85. O God from God, O Light from Light

1 O God from God, O Light from Light,
O Prince of Peace and King of kings,
To you in heaven's glory bright
The song of praise forever rings.
To him who sits upon the throne,
The Lamb once slain but raised again,
Be all the glory he has won,
All thanks and praise! Amen, Amen.

2 Deep in the prophets' sacred page,
Grand in the poets' winged word,
Slowly, in type, from age to age
The nations saw their coming Lord;
Till through the deep Judean night
Rang out the song, "Good will to men!"
Sung by heav'n's hosts in splendor bright,
Re-echoed now, "Good will!" Amen.

3 That life of truth, those deeds of love,
That death of pain mid hate and scorn --
These all are past, and now above
He reigns, our King once crowned with thorn.
Lift up your heads, O mighty gates!
So sang the angel hosts again.
Lift up your heads -- your King awaits.
We lift them up, Amen, Amen.

4 Sing to the Lord a mighty song;
Sing to his name, his glories tell!
Sing, heav'nly hosts, your praise prolong,
And all on earth, your anthem swell!
Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain!
Forever let the song ascend!
Worthy the Lamb enthroned to reign,
Glory and pow'r! Amen, Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O God from God, O Light from Light
Title: O God from God, O Light from Light
Author: John Julian
Meter: LM D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Epiphany
Tune Information
Meter: LM D
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Johann Störls...Schlag-Gesang-Und Noten-Buch, Stuttgart, 1744

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