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623. O Gladsome Light

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 Spirit 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
Translator: Robert Bridges (1899)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 66.7.66.7
Scripture: Hebrews 1:3
Topic: God: Light
Source: Greek hymn, 3rd century
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NUNC DIMITTIS
Editor: L. Bourgeois
Harmonizer: C. Goudimel (1565)
Meter: 66.7.66.7
Key: F Major
Source: Genevan Psalter (1551); First Book of Psalms (Lyon, 1547) (version of melody in)



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