439. O Light That Knew No Dawn

1 O light that knew no dawn,
that shines to endless day,
all things in earth and heav'n
are lustred by thy ray;
no eye can to thy throne ascend,
nor mind thy brightness comprehend.

2 Thy grace, O Father, give,
that I may serve in fear;
above all gifts, I pray,
grant me thy voice to hear;
from sin thy child in mercy free,
and let me dwell in light with thee,

3 that cleansed from stain of sin,
I may glad homage give,
and, pure in heart, behold
thy beauty while I live,
clean hands in holy worship raise,
and thee, O Christ my Saviour, praise.

4 In supplication meek
to thee I bend the knee;
O Christ, when thou shalt come,
In love remember me,
and in thy kingdom, by thy grace,
grant me a humble servant's place.

5 Thy grace, O Father, give,
I humbly thee implore;
and let thy mercy bless
thy servant more and more.
All grace and glory be to thee,
from age to age eternally.

Text Information
First Line: O light that knew no dawn
Title: O Light That Knew No Dawn
Translator: J. Brownlie (1900)
Author: Gregory Nazianzen
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Faith and Aspiration; God: Light
Tune Information
Composer: Vernon Lee
Key: G Major

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