God, Thou art clothed with light

God, Thou art clothed with light

Translator: John Brownlie
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God, Thou art clothed with light,
As with a garment fair;
And, in Thy holy sight,
The saints Thy beauty wear;
The heavens, and all therein, express
The glory of Thy holiness.

Give me a robe of light
That I may walk with Thee;
Bright as the stars are bright,
Pure as their purity;
Whose texture sin shall never stain,
But undefiled for aye remain.

But can a sinner dare,
In rags, and sore ashamed,
Lift to his God the prayer
Which now my lips have framed,
While glowing seraphs fold their wings,
And pour their sinless offerings?

O Christ, I lift mine eyes;
Thy love for me I own;
In Thy great sacrifice
Abides my hope alone;
The robe is mine, my soul to dress,
Of everlasting righteousness.

Source: Hymns of the Russian Church: being translations, centos, and suggestions from the Greek office books with an introduction #95

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >



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