155. The Transfiguration—Lauds

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Lux alma Jesu.

LIGHT of the anxious heart,
    Jesus, Thou dost appear,
To bid the gloom of guilt depart,
    And shed Thy sweetness here.

Joyous is he, with whom,
    God's Word, Thou dost abide;
Sweet Light of our eternal home,
    To fleshly sense denied.

Brightness of God above!
    Unfathomable grace!
Thy Presence be a fount of love
    Within Thy chosen place. {271}

To Thee, whom children see,
    The Father ever blest,
The Holy Spirit, One and Three,
    Be endless praise addrest. Amen.

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