O Light of light, by love inclined,
Jesus, Redeemer of mankind,
with loving-kindness deign to hear
from suppliant voices praise and
Thou who to raise our souls from hell
didst deign in fleshly form to dwell,
vouchsafe us, when our race is
in thy fair body to be one.
More bright than day thy face did show,
thy raiment whiter than the
when on the mount to mortals blest
man's maker thou was manifest.
Two prophets, that had faith
with thine elect found company,
where unto each, divinely shown,
the Godhead veiled in form was known.
The heavens above his glory named,
the Father's voice his Son proclaimed;
to whom, the King of glory now,
all faithful hearts adoring
May all who seek thy praise aright
through purer lives show forth thy light;
so to the brightness of the
by holy deeds our hearts shall rise.
Eternal God, to thee we raise,
the King of kings, our hymn of
who Three in One and One in Three
doth live and reign eternally.