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O light, O Trinity most blest

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1 O Light, O Trinity most blest!
True God, Supreme and ever best;
As now the sun of day departs,
Outpour Thy beams upon our hearts.

2 To Thee at morn our hymns we raise,
At evening offer prayer and praise;
And Thou our glorious theme shalt be,
Now and through all eternity.

3 As darkness deepens, Lord, do Thou
A night of quiet rest bestow;
From all our sins grant us release,
And bless us with Thy perfect peace.

Amen.

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #462

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

Translator (German): Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O light, O Trinity most blest
Latin Title: O lux beata Trinitas
Author: St. Ambrose
Translator (German): Martin Luther
Source: Composite tr. (English)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

INTERCESSION (Dykes)


WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN

LES COMMANDEMENS (French for "the commandments"), a rich and graceful tune in the Hypo-Ionian mode (major), was used in the Genevan Psalter (1547) for the Decalogue and for Psalm 140, and later in British psalters and in the Lutheran tradition. The first setting in the Psalter Hymnal derives from Cl…

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THANKSGIVING (Dykes)


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #24TextPage Scan
Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #22TextPage Scan
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #462TextPage Scan
The Book of Worship #450Page Scan
The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #289Page Scan
The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d349
The Parish School Hymnal #d227
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