God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.@1 John 1:5
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Giovanni P. da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Giovanni P. da Palestrina, 16th Century (Gloria patri et filio); translated from Latin to English by Myrtle K. Cherryman. This is a chorale, not well suited for congregational singing, but we include it because of the beauty of the music & its historical significance.

Giovanni P. da Palestrina (🔊 pdf nwc).

Father of Light, we sing in Thy praise,
Father of Light, we sing in Thy praise.
Joyfully now, our voices we raise,
Joyfully now, our voices we raise.
May Thy peace come down from above,
May Thy peace come from above.
Fill our hearts with Thy great love.
Fill our hearts with Thy great love.