O Heavenly Word, Eternal Light

O heavenly Word, eternal Light

Author: John Mason Neale
Published in 13 hymnals

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1. O heavenly Word, eternal Light,
Begotten of the Father’s might,
Who, in these latter days, art born
For succor to a world forlorn;

2. Our hearts enlighten from above,
And kindle with Thine own true love;
That we, who hear Thy call today,
May cast earth’s vanities away.

3. And when as Judge Thou drawest nigh,
The secrets of all hearts to try;
When sinners meet their awful doom,
And saints attain their heavenly home;

4. O let us not, for evil past,
Be driven from Thy face at last;
But with the blessèd evermore
Behold Thee, love Thee, and adore.

5. To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Praise, honor, might and glory be
From age to age eternally.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4955

Author: John Mason Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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First Line: O heavenly Word, eternal Light
Title: O Heavenly Word, Eternal Light
Author: John Mason Neale
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Latin, ca. 7th cent.; Hymnal 1982, (tr.); Latin, ca. 7th cent.; Hymnal 1982, (tr.)
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright The Church Pension Fund

Tune

O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF

O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF is a German chorale melody published anonymously in Rheinfelsisches Deutsches Catholisches Gesangbuch (1666 ed.). Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee member Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) prepared the harmonization in 1985. The tune is in Dorian mode and exhibits two main rhyt…

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ST. LUKE (Clarke)


VERBUM SUPERNUM PRODIENS (53571)


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The Cyber Hymnal #4955
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Instances

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #63
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #64
Small Church Music #1553Audio
Small Church Music #3378Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #4955TextScoreAudio
Include 8 pre-1979 instances



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