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23. 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 boons, 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 meet 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
Translator: John Brownlie, 1859-1925
Author: Gregory Nazianzen, 325-390
Meter: 6. 6. 6. 6. 8. 8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Scripture: ;
Topic: God: Divine Perfections of; God: Glory of; God: Incomprehensibility of (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Jackson (1876)
Meter: 6. 6. 6. 6. 8. 8.
Key: D Major

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