25. 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 Savior, 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: John Brownlie, 325-390
Author: Gregory of Nazianzus, 1859-1925
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.
Scripture: Luke 23:7; 1 John 1:5
Topic: God: His Infinity; God: Incomprehensibility of; Supplication: For Mercy (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WAVERTON
Composer: Robert Jackson (1876)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.
Key: D Major



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