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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday's Hymn: O Splendor of God's Glory Bright

O Splendor of God's glory bright,
From light eternal bringing light,
Thou light of light, light's living Spring,
True Day, all days illumining:

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.

And now to thee our prayers ascend,
O Father, glorious without end;
We plead with sovereign grace for pow'r
To conquer in temptation's hour.

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.

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.

Dawn's glory gilds the earth and skies,
Let him, our perfect Morn, arise,
The work in God the Father one,
The Father imaged in the Son.

Ambrose of Milan, 340-397
Tr. compiled by Louis F. Benson, 1910
Tune: Winchester New, Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690


rosemary said...

I add my 'amen' to this prayer.

ellen b. said...

Amen amen...

Persis said...

Beautiful hymn, Dorothy.

Trisha said...

We sing this one, Dorothy! Hope all is well with you, my friend. :)