by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 - 1930)
Translation © by Elisa Rapado

Evening Hymn
Language: English  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Available translation(s): SPA
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.


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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Himno a la tarde", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Hayden Muhl

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Himno a la tarde
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the English 
Oh luz resplandeciente,
Oh gracia de Dios, rostro del Padre,
que brilla en eterno resplandor;

Celestial santo, bendito,
Salvador nuestro, Jesucristo
Alegre, alegre en Tu apariencia:

Ahora antes de que el día se vaya,
vemos la luz del atardecer
nuestro maravilloso himno derramado;

Padre de poder desconocido
Tú, su hijo encarnado,
Y el Espíritu Santo adorando.

Tuyo es el derecho,
la alabanza de las santas canciones,
Oh Hijo de Dios, dador de vida;

Por todo esto, oh Altísimo,
El mundo te glorifica,
y exaltará para siempre.


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This text was added to the website: 2020-10-10
Line count: 18
Word count: 86