O Splendor of God's Glory Bright

O splendor of God's glory bright, You daily bring forth light from light

Author: St. Ambrose (abr., adapt.)
Tune: O HEILIGE DREIFALTIGKEIT
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1 O Splendor of God's glory bright,
You daily bring forth light from light.
O Light from Light, light's fountain-spring,
O Day, our days enlightening:

2 Come, very Sun of truth and love,
Come in your radiance from above,
And shed the Holy Spirit's ray
On all we think or do today.

3 Teach us to work with all our pow'r
To conquer in temptation's hour.
Let faith her eager fires renew
And hate the false and love the true.

4 Oh, joyful be the livelong day,
Our thoughts as pure as morning ray,
Our faith like noonday's glowing height,
Our souls undimmed by shades of night.

5 All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Christ eternally,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #586

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

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First Line: O splendor of God's glory bright, You daily bring forth light from light
Title: O Splendor of God's Glory Bright
Author: St. Ambrose (abr., adapt.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Translation Hymns Ancient and Modern, Rev. ed. London, 1904,alt.
Publication Date: 1993
Copyright: Public Domain

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