549. O Gladsome Light

1 O gladsome light, O grace
Of our Creator’s face,
The eternal splendor wearing;
Celestial, holy, blessed,
Our Savior Jesus Christ,
Joyful in Your appearing!

2 As fades the day’s last light,
We see the lamps of night
Our common hymn outpouring;
O God of might unknown,
You, the incarnate Son,
And Spirit blessed adoring.

3 To You of right belongs
Aall praise of holy songs,
O Son of God, Life-giver;
You, therefore, O Most High,
The world does glorify
And shall exalt forever.

Text Information
First Line: O gladsome light, O grace
Title: O Gladsome Light
Paraphraser: Robert Seymour Bridges (1899; alt.)
Meter: 6.6.7.6.6.7
Scripture: John 1:9
Topic: Evening Hymns
Source: Phos Hilaron, 4rd century
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LE CANTIQUE DE SIMÉON
Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel (1565)
Meter: 6.6.7.6.6.7
Key: F Major



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