Scripture Verse

I am the light of the world. John 8:12


Robert S. Bridges (1844–1930)

Words: Un­known au­thor, 3rd Cen­tu­ry (Φως ιλαρόν αγίας δόξης). Trans­lat­ed from Greek to Eng­lish by Ro­bert S. Bridg­es, 1899. This trans­la­tion first ap­peared in Bridg­es’ Yat­ten­don Hym­nal.

Music: Can­tique de Si­mé­on Lou­is Bour­geois, Pseaulmes Cin­quante de Da­vid, 1547. Har­mo­ny by Claude Gou­di­mel, 1551 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Claude Goudimel (1514–1572)


O glad­some light, O grace of our cre­at­or’s face,
The eter­nal splen­dor wear­ing; ce­les­ti­al, ho­ly blessed,
Our Sav­ior Je­sus Christ, joy­ful in Your ap­pear­ing!

As fades the day’s last light we see the lamps of night,
Our com­mon hymn out­pour­ing, O God of might unk­nown,
You, the in­car­nate Son, and Spi­rit blessed ad­or­ing.

To You of right be­longs all praise of ho­ly songs,
O Son of God, life giv­er. You, there­fore, O Most High,
The world does glo­ri­fy and shall ex­alt for­ev­er.