Example 10: Phos Hilaron

Words: “O Gracious Light (Phos hilaron)”, from Evening Prayer II, The Book of Common Prayer 1979, adapted by Kevin Siegfried.
Music: Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)
Recording: The Compline Choir, live broadcast , 26 Jun 2011

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
We sing your praises O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
O gracious Light!
 

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