1 O Light that knew no dawn,
that shines to endless day,
all things in earth and heav'n
are lustred by thy ray;
no eye can to thy throne ascend,
nor mind thy brightness comprehend.
2 Thy grace, O Father, give,
that I may serve in fear;
above all boons, I pray,
grant me thy voice to hear;
from sin thy child in mercy free,
and let me dwell in light with thee:
3 That, cleansed from stain of sin,
I may meet homage give,
and, pure in heart, behold
thy beauty while I live;
clean hands in holy worship raise,
and thee, O Christ my Savior, praise.
4 In supplication meek
to thee I bend the knee;
O Christ, when thou shalt come,
in love remember me,
and in thy kingdom, by thy grace,
grant me a humble servant's place.
5 Thy grace, O Father, give,
I humbly thee implore;
and let thy mercy bless
thy servant more and more.
All grace and glory be to thee,
from age to age eternally.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #25
|First Line:||O Light that knew no dawn|
|Author:||St. Gregory of Nazianzus|