The radiant morn hath passed away (Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-06-03). Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern.
Description: A descant to the hymn can be found here.
Original text and translations
The radiant morn hath passed away,
and spent too soon her golden store;
the shadows of departing day
creep on once more.
Our life is but a fading sun,
its glorious noon how quickly past;
lead us, O Christ, when all is gone,
safe home at last.
O by thy soul-inspiring grace
uplift our hearts to realms on high;
help us to look to that bright place
beyond the sky:
where light, and life, and joy, and peace
in undivided empire reign,
and thronging Angels never cease
their deathless strain;
where Saints are clothed in spotless white,
and evening shadows never fall;
where thou, eternal Light of Light,
art Lord of all.