Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Search Results

All:phos hilaron


text icon
Text authorities

O Radiant Light, O Sun Divine

Author: William George Storey Meter: Appears in 13 hymnals Text Sources: Phos Hilaron, 3rd century

O Holy Radiance, Joyous Light (Phos Hilaron)

Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: O holy radiance, joyous light Topics: Adoration and Praise Jesus Christ; The Holy Trinity; Year A Christmad Day 3; Year A Christmas 2; Year B Christmad Day 3; Year B Christmas 2; Year C Christmad Day 3; Year C Christmas 1; Year C Christmas 2 Scripture: Colossians 3:16-17 Used With Tune: CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM Text Sources: Greek, 2nd-4th century C.E.; Transl. The New Century Hymnal 1994

O gladsome light, O grace

Meter: Appears in 51 hymnals Used With Tune: PHOS HILARON


tune icon
Tune authorities


Composer: John R. Van Maanen (1958-) Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Key: B Flat Major Used With Text: O Laughing Light, O First-Born of Creation


Appears in 1 hymnal


Appears in 3 hymnals Incipit: 56454 35432 16561


instance icon
Published text-tune combinations (hymns) from specific hymnals

O Laughing Light, O First-Born of Creation

Author: Sylvia G. Dunstan (1955-1993) Hymnal: Common Praise (1998) #18 (1998) Meter: Topics: Evening; Jesus Christ, Light; Light; O Gracious Light Scripture: Psalm 36:5-12 Languages: English Tune Title: PHOS HILARON

O Gracious Light (Phos hilaron)

Hymnal: Common Praise (1998) #751 (1998) First Line: O gracious Light Topics: Service Music; Divine Office Evening Prayer; O Gracious Light Languages: English Tune Title: [O gracious Light]

O Gracious Light (Phos hilaron)

Hymnal: Common Praise (1998) #752 (1998) First Line: O gracious Light Topics: Service Music; Divine Office Evening Prayer; O Gracious Light Languages: English Tune Title: [O gracious Light]


person icon
Authors, composers, editors, etc.

Sylvia G. Dunstan

1955 - 1993 Person Name: Sylvia G. Dunstan (1955-1993) Paraphraser of "O Laughing Light, O First-Born of Creation" in Common Praise (1998)

James Bingham

b. 1945 Person Name: James Bingham (1945- ) Composer of "PHOS HILARON" in Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal

Christopher M. Idle

b. 1938 Person Name: Christopher Idle (born 1938) Adapter of "Light of gladness, Lord of glory" in Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.)


hymnal icon
Published hymn books and other collections

Small Church Music

Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was commenced in 2006 grew out of the requests from those struggling to provide suitable music for their services and meetings. Rev. Clyde McLennan was ordained in mid 1960’s and was a pastor in many small Australian country areas, and therefore was acutely aware of this music problem. Having also been trained as a Pipe Organist, recordings on site (which are a subset of the smallchurchmusic.com site) are all actually played by Clyde, and also include piano and piano with organ versions. All recordings are in MP3 format. Churches all around the world use the recordings, with downloads averaging over 60,000 per month. The recordings normally have an introduction, several verses and a slowdown on the last verse. Users are encouraged to use software: Audacity (http://www.audacityteam.org) or Song Surgeon (http://songsurgeon.com) (see http://scm-audacity.weebly.com for more information) to adjust the MP3 number of verses, tempo and pitch to suit their local needs. Copyright notice: Rev. Clyde McLennan, performer in this collection, has assigned his performer rights in this collection to Hymnary.org. Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact manager@hymnary.org. Home/Music(smallchurchmusic.com) List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About