1 O splendor of God’s glory bright,
from light eternal bringing light;
O Light of Light, light’s living spring,
true Day, all days illumining:
2 Come, Holy Sun of heavenly love,
rain down your radiance from above,
and to our inward hearts convey
the Holy Spirit’s cloudless ray.
3 O joyful be the passing day
with thoughts as clear as morning’s ray,
with faith like noontide shining bright,
our souls unshadowed by the night.
4 O Lord, with each returning morn,
your image to our heart is born;
O may we ever clearly view
our Savior and our God in you.
|First Line:||O Splendor of God's glory bright|
|Title:||O Splendor of God's Glory Bright|
|Author:||Ambrose of Milan (374 c.)|
|Scripture:||Genesis 1:1-3; Malachi 4:2; John 1:1-9; John 8:12; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Hebrews 1:3|
|Topic:||Celebrating Time; Evening; Faith3 more...|
|Name:||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR|
|Adapter:||Michael Praetorius (1609)|
|Source:||Trier ms., 15th cent.|
|Notes:||(alternate harmonization, 67)|
This morning hymn is based on a Latin text attributed to a 4th-century bishop. It weaves various images of Christ as Light with light-based descriptions of each day’s passing. It is set to a dance-like tune from at least the 15th century that enhances the energy in the text.
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|