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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Clement C. Scholefield


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.