Gracious light of the holy glory
      of the holy, blessed,
      immortal, and heavenly Father,
      Jesus Christ!
Having come to the setting of the sun,
      seeing the evening light,
      we hymn the Father and the Son
      and the Holy Spirit of God.
Worthy are you at all times
      to be praised with holy voices,
      Son of God, the giver of life.
      Therefore the world glorifies you.


From Everett Ferguson, Early Christians Speak: Faith and Life in the First Three Centuries, vol. 1 (3d ed.; Abilene, TX: ACU Press, 1999), 149-150. Translated from the Greek text in W. Christ and M. Paranikas, Anthologia graeca carminum christianorum (Leipzig, 1871), p. 40.