BRIGHTNESS of the Father's glory,
Light of Light, unclouded day,
Lo! we rise, to sing Thy praises;
Hear us, help us, while we pray.
Lighten Thou, our mental darkness,
Bid each hellish tempter, flee,
Rouse our dulness, lest it deaden
Our devotions, Lord, to Thee.
Saviour, deign to each believer,
These, Thy favours, to extend;
Answered thus, our prayers and praises
Shall, for evermore, ascend.
Hear us, Father, we entreat Thee,
Hear us, Saviour, we implore,
Hear and help us, Holy Spirit--
Thou, that reignest evermore.