Language: English after the Greek (Ελληνικά)
O gladsome Light,
O Grace Of God the Father's face,
The eternal spendour wearing;
Celestial holy, blest,
Our Saviour, Jesus Christ,
Joyful, joyful in Thine appearing:
Now ere day fadeth quite,
We see the evening light,
Our wonted hymn outpouring;
Father of might unknown,
Thee, His incarnate Son,
And Holy Spirit adoring.
To Thee of right belongs
All praise of holy songs,
O Son of God, Lifegiver;
Thee, therefore, O Most High,
The world doth glorify,
And shall exalt for ever.
Submitted by Hayden Muhl
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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13
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