O Brightness of the immortal Father's face
O brightness of the immortal Father's face,
most holy, heavenly, blest,
Lord Jesus Christ, in whom his truth and grace
are visibly expressed:
The sun is sinking now, and one by one
the lamps of evening shine;
we hymn the eternal Father, and the Son,
and Holy Ghost divine.
Worthy art thou at all times to receive
our hallowed praises, Lord.
O Son of God, be thou, in whom we live,
through all the world adored.
Words: Greek, third century;
trans. Edward W. Eddis, 1864
Music: St. Nicholas, Evening Hymn
Meter: 10 6 10 6
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