the splendour

O Splendour of God's Glory Bright
St. Ambrose, 340-97

O splendour of God's glory bright,
O thou that bringest light from light.
O Light of light, light's living spring,
O Day, all days illumining,
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O thou true Sun, on us thy glance
Let fall in royal radiance,
The Spirit's sanctifying beam
Upon our earthly senses stream.
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The Father, too, our prayers implore, 
Father of glory evermore;
The Father of all grace and might,
To banish sin from our delight:
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To guide whate'er we nobly do,
With love all envy to subdue,
To make ill-fortune turn to fair,
And give us grace our wrongs to bear.





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