206a. O Splendor of God's glory bright

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

2 O thou true Sun, on us thy glance
Let fall in royal radiance;
The Spirit’s sanctifying beam
Upon our earthly senses stream.

3 The Father, too, our prayers implore,
Father of glory evermore,
The Father of all grace and might,
To banish sin from our delight. A-men.

4 To guide whate’er we nobly do,
With love all envy to subdue,
To make ill-fortune turn to fair,
And give us grace our wrongs to bear.

5 Rejoicing may this day go hence;
Like virgin dawn our innocence,
Like fiery noon our faith appear,
Nor known the gloom of twilight drear.

6 Morn in her rosy car is borne;
Let him come forth, our perfect morn,
The Word in God the Father one,
The Father perfect in the Son.

7 All laud to God the Father be;
All praise, eternal Son, to thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To God the holy Paraclete.


Text Information
First Line: O Splendor of God's glory bright
Translator: Robert Bridges, 1844 - 1930
Author: St. Ambrose, 340 - 97
Language: English
Publication Date: 1958
Topic: The Church: Worship - Morning
Copyright: From The Yattendon Hymnal, edited by Robert Bridges ; By permission of the Clarendon Press, Oxford
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: d minor

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