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Robert E. Lee O Gracious Light

Categories
Anthems, Evening Service, Other Service Music
Instrument(s)
Organ
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
So, You Have a Cathedral Choir!
Difficulty
Moderately Difficult
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB Choir and Organ. This ecstatic setting by Robert Lee isn't easy, but, oh MY!, what a gorgeous anthem. Use for your evening service. The Phos Hilaron is an ancient hymn originally written in New Testament Greek. Often referred to by its Latin title Lumen Hilare it has been translated into English and iis the earliest known Christian hymn recorded outside of the Bible that is still in use today.

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 thy praises, O God:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Thou art 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.

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P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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