Preces : Phos Hilaron
Language: English 
As the first candle is lighted:
An Angel (solo treble):
  Hail Gracious Light, pure brightness everlasting!
The Afflicted (mixed chorus):
  Come, long-awaited Light! Most holy, most blessed!

As the second candle is lighted: 
An Angel:
 Now as we come to the setting of the sun. 
The Afflicted:
 Now as our eyes behold the vesper light.

As the third candle is lighted: 
An Angel:
 It is meet to sing your praises,
 Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Afflicted:
 Ever worthy to be glorified,
 throughout all the worlds.

As the fourth candle is lighted: 
An Angel:
 O, Giver of Life!
The Afflicted:
 Come now, long-awaited Love! Come, heal us, renew us,
 let Thine living waters cleanse us and wash away our sins 
 that we may dwell with Thee in Thy glory forever.

As the fifth candle is lighted: 
An Angel:
 Light of the World!
The Afflicted:
 Let Thine everlasting Light shine upon us.

As the sixth candle is lighted: 
An Angel:
 As it was in the beginning,
The Afflicted:
 Is now, and ever shall be. Amen.


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This text was added to the website: 2010-12-17
Line count: 34
Word count: 174