101. O Gladsome Light, O Grace

1 O gladsome Light, O Grace
Of God the Father's Face,
Th'eternal splendor wearing;
Celestial, holy, blest,
Our Savior Jesus Christ,
Joyful in Thine appearing!

2 Now, ere day fadeth quite,
We see the evening light,
Our wonted hymn outpouring,
Father of might unknown,
Thee, His incarnate Son,
And Holy Ghost adoring.

3 To Thee of right belongs
All praise of holy songs,
O Son of God, Life-giver;
Thee, therefore, O Most High,
The world doth glorify
And shall exalt forever.


Text Information
First Line: O gladsome Light, O Grace
Title: O Gladsome Light, O Grace
Greek Title: Φώς ίλαρòνάγίας δόζης
Translator: Robert Bridges (c. 200)
Author: Unknown (1885)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Christmas
Tune Information
Key: F Major
Source: "Genevan Psalter," 1549

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