Dawn’s radiant light brings us outpoured
the loving kindness of our Lord,
which does not end when day is past,
but gives new life while life shall last.
O God, the Sun, of dawning day
give us that light for which we pray.
Your holy flame on us bestow
that Christlike love our lives will show.
Walk with us, Lord, in light of day,
abide with us and come what may
let hope endure, let faith be strong,
O Lord, our whole life long.
-- Johannes Zwick (1496–1542), adapt.
O joyous Light, most pure and bright,
O blazing glory from above,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blest,
you fill the world with radiant love:
Darkness draws near, but you are here,
we see you in the vesper light.
Trinity blest, in whom we rest,
we sing your praises through the night.
Glory and praise to you we raise,
O wellspring of life, of lifegiving grace.
Worship is due to you alone
at every time in every place.
Russell Schulz-Widmar, tr. of Phos hilaron, 3rd cent. Greek