O Splendor of God's Glory Bright

O splendor of God's glory bright, You daily bring forth light from light

Author: St. Ambrose (abr., adapt.)
Tune: O HEILIGE DREIFALTIGKEIT
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1 O Splendor of God's glory bright,
You daily bring forth light from light.
O Light from Light, light's fountain-spring,
O Day, our days enlightening:

2 Come, very Sun of truth and love,
Come in your radiance from above,
And shed the Holy Spirit's ray
On all we think or do today.

3 Teach us to work with all our pow'r
To conquer in temptation's hour.
Let faith her eager fires renew
And hate the false and love the true.

4 Oh, joyful be the livelong day,
Our thoughts as pure as morning ray,
Our faith like noonday's glowing height,
Our souls undimmed by shades of night.

5 All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Christ eternally,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #586

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrose (b. Treves, Germany, 340; d. Milan, Italy, 397), one of the great Latin church fathers, is remembered best for his preaching, his struggle against the Arian heresy, and his introduction of metrical and antiphonal singing into the Western church. Ambrose was trained in legal studies and distinguished himself in a civic career, becoming a consul in Northern Italy. When the bishop of Milan, an Arian, died in 374, the people demanded that Ambrose, who was not ordained or even baptized, become the bishop. He was promptly baptized and ordained, and he remained bishop of Milan until his death. Ambrose successfully resisted the Arian heresy and the attempts of the Roman emperors to dominate the church. His most famous convert and disciple w… Go to person page >

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First Line: O splendor of God's glory bright, You daily bring forth light from light
Title: O Splendor of God's Glory Bright
Author: St. Ambrose (abr., adapt.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Translation Hymns Ancient and Modern, Rev. ed. London, 1904,alt.
Publication Date: 1993
Copyright: Public Domain

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