1 O splendor of God's glory bright,
Who bringest forth the light from Light;
O Light of light, light's Fountain-spring;
O Day, our days enlightening.
2 Come, very Sun of truth and love,
Come in Thy radiance from above
And shed the Holy Spirit's ray
On all we think or do today.
3 Likewise to Thee our prayers ascend,
Father of glory without end,
Father of saving grace, for pow'r
To conquer in temptation's hour.
4 Teach us to work with all our might;
Beat back the devil's threatening spite;
Turn all to good that seems most ill;
Help us our calling to fulfil.
5 Direct and govern heart and mind,
With body chaste and disciplined;
Let faith her eager fires renew
And hate the false and love the true.
6 On Christ, the true Bread, let us feed,
Let Him to us be drink indeed,
And let us taste with joyfulness
The Holy Spirit's plenteousness.
7 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.
8 The dawn begins to speed her way,
Let the true Dawn Himself display,
The Son with God the Father One,
And God the Father in the Son.
9 All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.
|First Line:||O Splendor of God's glory bright|
|Title:||O Splendor of God's Glory Bright|
|Latin Title:||Splendor paternae gloriae|
|Author:||Ambrose of Milan, 340-97|
|Source:||Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1904 (tr.)|
|Name:||O HEILIGE DREIFALTIGKEIT|
|Composer:||N. Herman, c. 1480-1561|