All praise to you, O God, this night
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep us, we pray, O King of kings,
Beneath your own almighty wings.
Forgive us, Lord, through Christ your Son,
Whatever wrong this day we’ve done;
Your peace give to the world, O Lord,
That we might live in one accord.
Enlighten us, O blessed Light,
and give us rest throughout this night.
O strengthen us, that for your sake,
We all may serve you when we wake.
Thomas Ken, 1673-1711
O radiant Light, O Sun divine
Of God the Father’s deathless face,
O image of the light sublime
That fills the heav’nly dwelling place.
Son of God, source of life,
Praise is yours both day and night;
Our happy voice must raise the strain
Of your proclaimed and splendid name.
Lord Jesus Christ, as daylight fades,
As shine the lights of eventide,
We praise the Father with the Son,
The Spirit blest and with them one.
Third-century Greek hymn