23. O Splendor of God's Glory Bright

1 O Splendor of God's glory bright,
From light eternal bringing light,
Thou Light of light, light's living Spring,
True Day, all days illumining:

2 Come, very Sun of heaven's love,
In lasting radiance from above,
And pour the Holy Spirit's ray
On all we think or do today.

3 And now to thee our pray'rs ascend,
O Father, glorious without end;
We plead with Sovereign Grace for pow'r
To conquer in temptation's hour.

4 Confirm our will to do the right,
And keep our hearts from envy's blight;
Let faith her eager fires renew,
And hate the false, and love the true.

5 O joyful be the passing day
With thoughts as pure as morning's ray,
With faith like noontide shining bright,
Our souls unshadowed by the night.

6 Dawn's glory gilds the earth and skies,
Let him, our perfect Morn, arise,
The Word in God the Father one,
The Father imaged in the Son.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O Splendor of God's glory bright
Title: O Splendor of God's Glory Bright
Author: Ambrose of Milan, 340-397
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Worship of God
Source: Tr. compiled by Louis F. Benson, 1910
Tune Information
Name: WINCHESTER NEW
Meter: L. M.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690



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