143. The glory of these forty days

1. The glory of these forty days
we celebrate with songs of praise;
for Christ, by whom all things were made,
himself has fasted and has prayed.

2. Alone and fasting Moses saw
the loving God who gave the law;
and to Elijah, fasting, came
the steeds and chariots of flame.

3. So Daniel trained his mystic sight,
delivered from the lions’ might;
and John, the Bridegroom’s friend, became
the herald of Messiah’s name.

4. Then grant us, Lord, like them to be
full oft in fast and prayer with thee;
our spirits strengthen with thy grace,
and give us joy to see thy face.

5. O Father, Son, and Spirit blest,
to thee be every prayer addressed,
who art in three-fold Name adored,
from age to age, the only Lord.

Text Information
First Line: The glory of these forty days
Original Language: Latin
Author: Maruice F. Bell, 1862-1947 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Latin, 6th cent.
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press.
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ERHALT UNS, HERR
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: LM
Key: e minor



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