1 Creator of the stars of night,
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 When earth was near its evening hour,
thou didst in love's redeeming power,
like bridegroom from his chamber, come
forth from a maiden mother's womb.
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 God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, Three-in-One,
praise, honour, might, and glory be
from age to age eternally.
|First Line:||Creator of the stars of night|
|Title:||Creator of the Stars of Night|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale (1818-1866)|
|Topic:||Advent; Jesus, Name of|
|Source:||Latin (6th cent.)|
|Harmonizer:||John Henry Arnold (1887-1956)|
|Source:||Sarum plainsong, Mode 4|
|Copyright:||Harm. © Oxford University Press|