686. O Gladsome Light

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1 O gladsome light, O grace of our Creator’s face,
the eternal splendor wearing; celestial, holy blest,
our Savior Jesus Christ, joyful in your appearing!

2 As fades the day’s last light we see the lamps of night,
our common hymn outpouring, O God of might unknown,
you, the incarnate Son, and Spirit blest adoring.

3 To you of right belongs all praise of holy songs,
O Son of God, life-giver. You, therefore, O Most High,
the world does glorify and shall exalt forever.

Text Information
First Line: O gladsome light, O grace
Title: O Gladsome Light
Translator: Robert S. Bridges (1899)
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 667.667
Topic: Particular Times of Worship: Evening; Adoration and Praise; Evening Prayer (2 more...)
Source: Ancient Greek
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LE CANTIQUE DE SIMÉON
Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1547)
Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel (1551)
Meter: 667.667
Key: F Major



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