Scripture Verse

God said, Let there be light, and there was light. Genesis 1:3


John M. Neale (1818–1866)


Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Am­brose of Mi­lan, 6th Cen­tu­ry (O Lux be­ata Tri­ni­tas). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John M. Neale, 1852.

Music: Brom­ley (Clarke) Je­re­mi­ah Clarke, 1700 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jeremiah Clarke (ca. 1659–1707)


O Trinity of blessèd light,
O Unity of princely might,
The fiery sun now goes his way;
Shed Thou within our hearts Thy ray.

To Thee our morning song of praise,
To Thee our evening prayer we raise;
O grant us with Thy saints on high
To praise Thee through eternity.

All laud to God the Fa­ther be,
All praise, eter­nal Son, to Thee,
All glo­ry, as is ever meet,
To God the holy Paraclete.