The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O One With God The Father

Words: Bishop W. Walsham How, 1871

Music: "Greenland" Arranged from J. Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
Meter 76 76

The Hymnal. New York: James Pott & Co., 1889, #68, p. 56.

1. O one with God the Father
    In majesty and might,
The brightness of His glory,
    Eternal Light of Light;
O'er this our home of darkness
    Thy rays are streaming now;
The shadows flee before Thee,
    The world's true Light art Thou.

2. Yet, Lord, we see but darkly:
    O heavenly Light, arise!
Dispel these mists that shroud us,
    And hide Thee from our eyes!
We long to track the footprints
    That Thou Thyself hast trod:
We long to see the pathway
    That leads to Thee our God.

3. O Jesu, shine around us
    With radiance of Thy grace;
O Jesu, turn upon us
    The brightness of Thy face.
We need no star to guide us,
    As on our way we press,
If Thou Thy light vouchsafest,
    O Sun of Righteousness.

Sheet Music "Greenland" from Henry Sloane Coffin and Ambrose White Vernon, eds., Hymns of the Kingdom of God. New York: The A. S. Barnes Company, 1910, #118.

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