Creator of the starry height

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1 Creator of the starry height,
Thy people's everlasting light,
Jesus, Redeemer of us all,
Hear Thou Thy servants when they call.

2 Thou, sorrowing at the helpless cry
Of all creation doomed to die,
didst save our lost and guilty race,
By healing gifts of heavenly grace.

3 Love drew Thee down, the world to win
From common stain of common sin;
Proceeding from a virgin shrine
The spotless victim all divine.

4 At Thy great name, exalted now,
All knees in lowly homage bow;
All things in heaven and earth adore,
And own thee King for evermore.

5 To Thee, O holy One, we pray,
Our Judge in that tremendous day,
Ward off, while yet we dwell below,
The weapons of our crafty foe.

6 To God the Father, God the Son
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Praise, honor, might, and glory be
From age to age eternally.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #174

Translator: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >




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