O Gladsome Light
O gladsome light, O grace of our Creator's face,
the eternal splendor wearing;
celestial, holy blest, our Savior Jesus Christ,
joyful in your appearing.
As fades the day's last light, we see the lamps of night,
our common hymn outpouring,
O God of might unknown, you the incarnate Son,
and Spirit blest adoring.
To you of right belongs all praise of holy songs,
O Son of God, lifegiver.
You, therefore, O Most High, the world does glorify
and shall exalt forever.
trans. R.S. Bridges
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