888. O Gladsome Light, O Grace

1 O gladsome Light, O Grace
Of God the Father’s face,
Eternal splendor wearing:
Celestial, holy, blest,
Our Savior Jesus Christ
Joyful in Thine appearing!

2 As daylight turns to night,
We see the fading light,
Our evening hymn outpouring,
Father of might unknown,
Thee, His incarnate Son,
And Holy Ghost adoring.

3 To Thee of right belongs
All praise of holy songs,
O Son of God, Lifegiver;
Thee, therefore, O Most High,
The world doth glorify
And shall exalt forever.

Text Information
First Line: O gladsome Light, O Grace
Title: O Gladsome Light, O Grace
Translator: Robert S. Bridges, 1844-1930
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 667 667
Scripture: John 1:9; John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 4:6; John 8:12; Colossians 3:16
Source: Greek, c. 4th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NUNC DIMITTIS
Composer: Louis Bourgeois, c. 1510-61
Arranger: Claude Goudimel, 1514-82
Meter: 667 667
Key: F Major or modal



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