5. O splendor of God's glory bright

1 O splendor of God's glory bright,
O thou that bringest light from light,
O Light of Light, light's living spring,
O Day, all days illumining,

2 O thou true Sun of heavenly love,
pour down thy radiance from above:
the Spirit's sanctifying beam
upon our earthly senses stream.

3 With prayer the Father we implore:
O Father, glorious evermore,
we plead with thee for grace and power
to conquer in temptation's hour.

4 to guide whate'er we nobly do,
with love all envy to subdue,
and give us grace our wrongs to bear,
to make ill fortune turn to fair.

5 All laud to God the Father be;
all praise, eternal Son, to thee;
all glory to the Spirit raise
in equal and unending praise.

Text Information
First Line: O splendor of God's glory bright
Author: Ambrose of Milan, 340-397
Translator: Robert Seymour Bridges, 1844-1930 ( alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Accompanist: Richard Proulx, 1937-
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Plainsong, Mode 1, Worcester MS., 13th cent.

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