Friday, August 03, 2007

Phos hilaron

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Iucunda lux tu gloriæ, fons luminis de lumine, beate Iesu cælitus a Patre sancto prodiens.

Fulgor diei lucidus solisque lumen occidit, et nos ad horam vesperam te confitemur cantico.

Laudamus unicum Deum, Patrem potentem, Filium cum Spiritu Paraclito in Trinitas gloria.

O digne linguis qui piis lauderis omni tempore, Fili Dei, te sæcula vitæ datorem personent. Amen.

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Oh, Joyful Light, of the Holy Glory of the Father Immortal. Heavenly, Holy, Blessed, Jesus Christ, since we have come, to the setting of the sun, and have seen the evening light, we praise God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is proper for you to be praised at all times by fitting melody. Oh, Son of God, Giver of Life, wherefore the world glorifies You.

~As used in the Melkite Catholic Church

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