229. This Day at Your Creating Word

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.

Text Information
First Line: This day at your creating word
Title: This Day at Your Creating Word
Author: William W. How, 1823-97
Publication Date: 1993
Meter: LM
Topic: Opening of Service
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Musicalisch Hand-Buch der Geistlichen Melodien, Hamburg, 1690, alt.
Copyright: Setting: © 1993 Elfred Bloedel. Used by permission.

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