1 This is the day of light:
Let there be light today;
O Day-spring, rise upon our night,
And chase its gloom away.
2 This is the day of rest:
Our failing strength renew;
On weary brain and troubled breast
Shed Thou Thy fresh'ning dew.
3 This is the day of peace:
Thy peace our spirit's fill;
Bid thou the blasts of discord cease,
The waves of strife be still.
4 This is the day of prayer:
Let earth to heav'n draw near:
Lift up our hearts to seek Thee there,
Come down to meet us here.
5 This is the first of days:
Send forth Thy quick'ning breath,
And wake dead souls to love and praise,
O Vanquisher of death!
|First Line:||This is the day of light|
|Title:||This Is the Day of Light|
|Author:||John Ellerton (1867)|
|Composer:||Joseph E. Sweetser (1849)|
|Key:||G Major or modal|