1 This day at your creating word
First o'er the earth the light was poured:
O Lord, this day upon us shine,
And fill our souls with light divine.
2 This day the Lord for sinners slain
In might victorious rose again:
O Jesus, raise your people, too,
From death of sin to life in you.
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 This day of light and life and grace
We gather in our worship-place:
This holy hour, blest gift of love,
Give we again to God above.
5 All praise to God the Father be,
To Christ, who set his people free,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.
|First Line:||This day at your creating word|
|Title:||This Day at Your Creating Word|
|Author:||William W. How, 1823-97|
|Topic:||Opening of Service|
|Source:||Musicalisch Hand-Buch der Geistlichen Melodien, Hamburg, 1690, alt.|
|Copyright:||Setting: © 1993 Elfred Bloedel. Used by permission.|