27 June 2010

Sunday Morning Praise

O Gladsome Light or Phos Hilaron was originally composed in New Testament Greek and is the oldest known Christian hymn.
O gladsome light, O grace of our Creator’s face,
The eternal splendor wearing; celestial, holy blessed,
Our Savior Jesus Christ, joyful in Your appearing! 
As fades the day’s last light we see the lamps of night,
Our common hymn outpouring, O God of might unknown,
You, the incarnate Son, and Spirit blessed adoring. 
To You of right belongs all praise of holy songs,
O Son of God, life giver. You, therefore, O Most High,
The world does glorify and shall exalt forever.

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