O Gracious Light Phos hilaron
O gracious light,
pure brightness of the everliving 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 your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of Life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.
The sun sets on a steamy August evening in Suburbia Majora. For all of our labors, all our striving and all our hopes; Have we grown in the grace of our Lord and Savior today? Have we journeyed farther on the highway of the higher calling of our master?
Lord, you are high and exalted, and in you there is no shadow and no guile. Forgive us in those places where we've failed you today. Blot out those moments where we've placed ourselves ahead of others, and where our desires displaced your Holy will.
Grant us, through your Son Christ Jesus, divine rest according to the promise of your servant David. For those whom you love, you grant rest. Remind us too that though we make our beds in the depths, you are with us. Your mighty hand protects us and your Holy Spirit encircles us.
Be glorified in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen
Sleep well Saints