Phos Hilaron (Come Gladdening Light)

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The Phos Hilaron is one of the oldest existing hymn-texts in Christendom, and it remains an integral part of Vespers and Evening Prayer services in liturgical churches. This setting is in the original Greek, albeit with modern pronunciation. It a warm, and gently joyful setting that welcomes nightfall in the light of the Father.

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Phos Hilaron

The Phos Hilaron is one of the oldest existing hymn-texts in Christendom, and it remains an integral part of Vespers and Evening Prayer services in liturgical churches. This setting is in the original Greek, albeit with modern pronunciation. It a warm, and gently joyful setting that welcomes nightfall in the light of the Father.

Light gladsome of the holy glory of the Immortal Father,
the Heavenly, the Holy, the Blessed, O Jesus Christ,
having come upon the setting of the sun,
having seen the light of the evening,
we praise the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: God.
Worthy it is at all times to praise Thee in joyful voices,
O Son of God, Giver of Life,
for which the world glorifies Thee.

Φῶς ἱλαρὸν ἁγίας δόξης ἀθανάτου Πατρός,
οὐρανίου, ἁγίου, μάκαρος, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ,
ἐλθόντες ἐπὶ τὴν ἡλίου δύσιν, ἰδόντες φῶς ἑσπερινόν,
ὑμνοῦμεν Πατέρα, Υἱόν, καὶ ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, Θεόν.
Ἄξιόν σε ἐν πᾶσι καιροῖς
ὑμνεῖσθαι φωναῖς αἰσίαις,
Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ζωὴν ὁ διδούς·
διὸ ὁ κόσμος σὲ δοξάζει.

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Note:

This is a digital score (PDF).

You must purchase a score for every member of the ensemble.