Hail, gladdening Light, of His pure glory poured

Hail, gladdening Light, of His pure glory poured

Translator: John Keble
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1 Hail, gladdening Light, of his pure glory poured
who is the immortal Father, heavenly, blest,
hoIiest of holies, Jesus our Lord.

2 Now we are come to the sun's hour of rest,
the lights of evening round us shine,
we hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit divine.

3 Worthiest art thou at all times to be sung with undefilèd tongue,
Son of our God, giver of life, alone:
therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #17

Translator: John Keble

Keble, John, M.A., was born at Fairford, in Gloucestershire, on St. Mark's Day, 1792. His father was Vicar of Coln St. Aldwin's, about three miles distant, but lived at Fairford in a house of his own, where he educated entirely his two sons, John and Thomas, up to the time of their entrance at Oxford. In 1806 John Keble won a Scholarship at Corpus Christi College, and in 1810 a Double First Class, a distinction which up to that time had been gained by no one except Sir Robert Peel. In 1811 he was elected a Fellow of Oriel, a very great honour, especially for a boy under 19 years of age; and in 1811 he won the University Prizes both for the English and Latin Essays. It is somewhat remarkable that amid this brilliantly successful career,… Go to person page >



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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #17Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #699
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #219TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #16TextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #253TextPage Scan
Great Songs of the Church #32
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #8
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #275
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #189
Singing the Faith #143
The Cyber Hymnal #2097TextScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #191Text
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