34. This day the light, of heavenly birth

1 This day the light, of heavenly birth,
First streamed upon the new-born earth:
O Lord, this day upon us shine,
And fill our souls with light divine.

2 This day the Saviour left the grave,
And rose, omnipotent to save:
O Jesus, may we rais├ęd be
From death of sin to life in Thee.

3 This day the Holy Spirit came,
With fiery tongues of cloven flame:
O Spirit, fill our hearts this day
With grace to hear, and grace to pray.

4 O day of Light, and Life, and Grace!
From earthly toils sweet resting-place
thy hallowed hours, best gift of love,
We give again to God above.

Text Information
First Line: This day the light, of heavenly birth
Author: William Walsham How (1855, a.)
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: The Lord's Day; Easter Sunday; Trinity Sunday (1 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune #79 or #248
Tune Information
Key: G Major

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