During Matins, For Advent
Alternates: "O Heiland, reiss"
"melody from Reinfelsisches Deutsches Catholisches Gesangbuch, 1666"
"Leipsic," J. H. Schein (1586-1630)
Source: W. H. Monk and C. Steggall, eds., Hymns Ancient and Modern (London, William Clowes and Sons, Old Edition, 1889), Hymn 46
Compare #63 and 64 in The Hymnal 1982
1. O heavenly Word, Eternal Light,
Begotten of the Father's Might,
Who in these latter days art born
For succour to a world forlorn.
2. Our hearts enlighten from above,
And kindle with Thine own true love,
That we, who hear Thy call today,
May cast earth's vanities away.
3. And when as Judge Thou drawest nigh
The secrets of our hearts to try,
When sinners meet their awful doom,
And Saints attain their heavenly home;
4. O let us not, for evil past,
Be driven from Thy Face at last,
But with the blessed evermore
Behold Thee, love Thee, and adore.
5. To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Praise, honor, might and glory be
From age to age eternally.
Sheet Music from J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great
Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young
(New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #28, p. 40
"Original melody from the Salisbury Hymnal
Harmonized by Hermann R. Schrúder"
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