O very God of very God (Anonymous)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-07-05).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with harmony and underlaid words in the version published in The Hymnal 1982.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-07-05).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.

General Information

Title: O very God of very God
Composer: Anonymous
Tune: Bangor
Lyricist: John Mason Neale
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
Description: Music from A Compleat Melody or Harmony of Zion, 1734

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

O very God of very God,
and very Light of Light,
whose feet this earth’s dark valley trod
that so it might be bright:

Our hopes are weak, our fears are strong,
thick darkness blinds our eyes;
cold is the night; thy people long
that thou, their Sun, wouldst rise.

And even now, though dull and gray,
the east is brightening fast,
and kindling to the perfect day
that never shall be past.

O guide us till our path is done,
and we have reached the shore
where thou, our everlasting Sun,
art shining evermore!

We wait in faith, and turn our face
to where the daylight springs,
till thou shalt come our gloom to chase,
with healing in thy wings.