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679. O Gladsome Light

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, Lifegiver;
You, therefore, O Most High,
The world does glorify
And shall exalt for ever.

Text Information
First Line: O gladsome light, O grace
Title: O Gladsome Light
Greek Title: Φώσ ίλαρòν
Translator: Robert S. Bridges, 1844-1930
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 66 7 66 7
Scripture: John 1:9; John 10
Topic: Trinity Sunday; Evening; God the Father (Creator) (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NUNC DIMITTIS
Composer: Claude Goudimel, c. 1505-1572
Meter: 66 7 66 7
Key: F Major
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1549



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