The Vesper Light

Sunset in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Sunset in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii


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.

(Evening Prayer in The Book of Common Prayer, p. 118 )

8 thoughts on “The Vesper Light

  1. Mike, This picture deserves the overworked description “awesome.” And the Evening Prayer poem is so very fitting. Lawrence

  2. Amen and Amen. What a magnificent image for that Compline prayer!

    Thank you

    Jan Lundy 3036 Capstan Way Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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