Hail, gladdening Light (Philip Le Bas)
- Editor: Philip Le Bas (submitted 2020-10-06). Score information: A4, 11 pages Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 2020
Description: An anthem for SATB choir and organ, based on the English translation by John Keble (1792-1866) of the original 3rd century hymn "Phos Hilarion".
Original text and translations
Hail, gladdening Light, of his pure glory poured
from the immortal Father, heavenly, blest,
holiest of holies, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Now we are come the sun's hour of rest,
the lights of evening round us shine,
we hymn the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Worthiest art Thou at all times to be sung
with undefiled tongue,
Son of our God, giver of life:
in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own.