Christ, Mighty Savior, Light of All Creation

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1 Christ, mighty Savior,
Light of all creation,
you make the daytime
radiant with the sunlight
and to the night
give glittering adornment,
stars in the heavens.

2 Now comes the day's end
as the sun is setting,
mirror of daybreak,
pledge of resurrection;
while in the heavens
choirs of stars appearing
hallow the nightfall.

3 Therefore we come now
evening rites to offer,
joyfully chanting holy hymns
to praise you,
with all creation
joining hearts and voices
singing your glory.

4 Give heed, we pray you,
to our supplication,
that you may grant us
pardon for offenses,
strength for our weak hearts,
rest for aching bodies,
soothing the weary.

5 Though bodies slumber,
hearts shall keep their vigil,
forever resting
in the peace of Jesus,
in light or darkness
worshiping our Savior
now and forever.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #560

Translator: Alan G. McDougall

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Reviser: Anne LeCroy

Rev. Anne LeCroy was a professor of English at East Tennessee State University. Following her work as a translator she was a vocational deacon in the diocese of East Tennessee, serving St. Timothy's in Kingsport, and St. John's in Johnson city. Dianne Shapiro, from email sent by Rev. Margaret Zeller, Rector, St. Christopher's, Kingsport Go to person page >



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