58. O Splendor of God's Glory Bright

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, 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.

Text Information
First Line: O Splendor of God's glory bright
Title: O Splendor of God's Glory Bright
Author: Ambrose of Milan
Trans. compiler: Louis F. Benson
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: John 1:4; Hebrews 1:3
Topic: Lord's Day: Morning; God: His Truth; Christ: The Light (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690; alt. 1990

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