O Trinity of blessed light

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1 O Trinity, most blesséd light,
O Unity of sov'reign might,
as now the fiery sun departs,
shed thou thy beams within our hearts.

2 To thee our morning song of praise,
to thee our evening prayer we raise;
then may our souls for evermore
in lovely reverence adore.

3 All praise to God the Father be,
all praise, eternal Son, to thee,
whom with the Spirit we adore,
for ever and for evermore.

Amen.

Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #542

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 >

Author: J. M. Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Trinity of blessed light
Latin Title: O lux beatas Trinitas
Author: St. Ambrose
Author: J. M. Neale
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

O LUX BEATA TRINITAS


BROMLEY (Haydn)

The tune BROMLEY is usually credited to Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707) but there is an authorship problem: the first published use of the tune and setting was Franz Josef Haydn's "O let me in th'accepted hour," a metrical setting of Psalm 69 in Improved Psalmody (1794). The earliest extant version attr…

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O HEILIGE DREIFALTIGKEIT


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The Cyber Hymnal #5405
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Christian Worship #591

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #542

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #574

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Hymnal 1982 #29

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Hymnal 1982 #30

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #5a

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #5b

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The Cyber Hymnal #5405

The New English Hymnal #54a

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The New English Hymnal #54b

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Wonder, Love, and Praise #744

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