Scripture Verse

Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.@Psalm 97:11

Introduction

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John Keble
(1792–1866)

Words: Au­thor un­known (Φως ίλαρὸν άγίας δόξης). Trans­lat­ed from Greek to Eng­lish by John Ke­ble, 1834.

Music: Sun­down John H. Gow­er, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Hail, gladdening Light, of His pure glory poured,
Who is immortal Father, heavenly blest;
Highest and holiest—Jesus Christ our Lord!
Now are we come to the sun’s hour of rest;
All times are ordered in Thy Word alone,
Therefore the day and night Thy glories own.

The lights of evening now around us shine;
We hymn Thy blest humanity divine;
Worthiest art Thou at all times to be sung,
By grateful hearts, with undefilèd tongue,
Son of our God, Giver of life, alone!
Therefore shall all the worlds Thy glories own.