1 O Splendor of God's glory bright,
from light eternal bringing light,
O Light of light, light's living Spring,
true 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 And now to thee our pray'rs ascend,
O Father, glorious without end;
we plead with Sovereign Grace for pow'r
to conquer in temptation's hour.
4 Confirm our will to do the right,
and keep our hearts from envy's blight;
let faith her eager fires renew,
and hate the false, and love the true.
5 O joyful be the passing day
with thoughts as pure as morning's ray,
with faith like noontide shining bright,
our souls unshadowed by the night.
6 Dawn's glory gilds the earth and skies,
let him, our perfect Morn, arise,
the Word in God the Father one,
the Father imaged in the Son.
|First Line:||O Splendor of God's glory bright|
|Title:||O Splendor of God's Glory Bright|
|Author:||Ambrose of Milan|
|Trans. compiler:||Louis F. Benson|
|Topic:||Lord's Day: Morning; God: His Truth; Christ: The Light(3 more...)|
|Source:||Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690; alt. 1990|