O heavenly word, eternal Light

O heavenly Word, eternal Light, begotten of the Father’s might,
who in these latter days wast born for blessing to a world forlorn;

pour light upon us from above, and fire our hearts with ardent love,
that, as we hear thy truth today, all wrong desires may burn away;

and when, as judge, thou drawest nigh the secrets of our hearts to try,
to recompense each hidden sin and bid the saints their reign begin;

O let us not, for evil past, be driven from thy face at last,
but with thy saints for evermore behold thee, love thee, and adore.

To God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit, ever One,
praise, honor, might, and glory be from age to age eternally.

–Words: Latin, 7th-century
–Music: Verbum supernum prodiens, plainsong, Mode 2

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