O Brightness of the Immortal Father's Face

O Brightness of th'immortal Father's face

Author: St. Sophronius; Translator: Edward W. Eddis
Tune: ST. NICHOLAS (Scholefield)
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1 O brightness of th'immortal Father's face,
Most holy, heav'nly blest,
Lord Jesus Christ, in Whom His truth and grace
Are visibly express'd.

2 The sun is sinking now, and one by one
The lamps of evening shine:
We hymn, the eternal Father and the Son,
And Holy Ghost divine.

3 Worthy art Thou at all times to receive
Our hallowed praises, Lord:
O Son of God, be Thou, in Whom we live,
Through all the world adored.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: St. Sophronius

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Translator: Edward W. Eddis

Eddis, Edward William, a member of the Catholic Apostolic Church, commonly known as the "Irvingites," compiled for the use of their congregations, and published in 1864, Hymns for the Use of the Churches (London, Bosworth & Harrison). It contained 205 hymns, of which nineteen were his original compositions, and two translations. The 2nd edition, in a revised form with 320 hymns and 44 doxologies, was published in 1871 (London, J. Strangeways). To this he contributed forty new hymns and one translation, thus making 62 hymns. All these are signed "E. W. Eddis." Very few are found in any other collection. The exceptions include "O brightness of the Immortal Father's Face " (translation from the Greek); "In us the hope of glory" (The Second Adv… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Brightness of th'immortal Father's face
Title: O Brightness of the Immortal Father's Face
Author: St. Sophronius
Translator: Edward W. Eddis
Source: Greek, 3rd cent. O Gracious Light (para.)
Language: English



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