1 O splendor of God’s glory bright,
from light eternal bringing light;
O Light of light, the fountain spring,
O Day, all days illumining.
2 Come, very Sun of heaven's love,
in lasting radiance from above,
and pour the Holy Spirit's ray
on all we think or do today.
3 Teach us to love with all our might;
drive envy out, remove all spite;
turn to the good each troubling care,
and give us grace our name to bear.
4 All glory be to God Most High;
to God the Son let praises rise;
whom with the Spirit we adore
forever and forevermore.
Refer to Exodus 40:34-38 and Isaiah 60:19.
See Psalms such as 19, 99, and 104.
In st.4 we hear the strains of the angels song from Luke 2:14 and also Revelation 19:1-8.
See also Ephesians 3:20-21 and Revelation 5:13.
This song heralds the Son as the light of God and calls for the Spirit’s ray to shine on all we do. It concludes with a Trinitarian doxology in stanza 4. For a clear expression of the Trinity, consider reading Belgic Confession, Article 8 and the Belhar Confession, Section 1.