The Church's Earliest Known Hymn, Written in the 2nd or 3rd century, A.D.
O Gracious Light,
of the everlasting Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ,
holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing praises,
O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy at all times to be praised,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds...