Scripture Verse

The brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person. Hebrews 1:3


Words: Un­known au­thor, 3rd Cen­tu­ry (Φώς ίλαρὸν αγίας δόξης). Trans­lat­ed from Greek to Eng­lish by Ed­ward W. Ed­dis in the Ir­ving­ite Hymns for the Use of the Church­es (Lon­don: Bos­worth & Har­ris­on, 1864).

Music: St. Ni­cho­las (Schole­field) Cle­ment C. Schole­field, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ed­dis (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Clement C. Scholefield (1839–1904)


O bright­ness of th’im­mor­tal Fa­ther’s face,
Most ho­ly, heav’n­ly, 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 th’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.