46. This is the day of light

1 This is the day of light:
Let there be light today;
O Dayspring, rise upon our night,
And chase its gloom away.

2 This is the day of prayer:
Let earth to heaven 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 quickening breath,
And wake dead souls to love and praise,
O Vanquisher of death!

Text Information
First Line: This is the day of light
Author: John Ellerton, 1826-93
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1973
Topic: Approach to God: Morning
Tune Information
Meter: S.M.
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Derived from the melody of Psalm 101 in French-Genevan Psalter 1551

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