1 Creator of the starry height,
Thy people's everlasting light,
O Christ, Redeemer of us all,
Hear Thou Thy servants when they call.
2 Thou, sorr'wing at the helpless cry
Of all creation doomed to die,
Didst save our lost and guilty race
By healing gifts of heav'nly grace.
3 Love drew Thee down the world to win
From common stain of common sin;
Proceeding from a virgin shrine
The spotless victim all divine.
4 At Thy great name, exalted now,
All knees in lowly homage bow:
All things in heav'n and earth adore,
And own Thee King forevermore.
5 To Thee, O holy One, we pray,
Our Judge in that tremendous day;
Ward off, while yet we dwell below,
The weapons of our crafy foe.
6 To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Praise, honor, might, and glory be
From age to age eternally.
|First Line:||Creator of the starry height|
|Title:||Creator of the Starry Height|
|Latin Title:||Conditor alme siderum|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale, 1818-66|
|Topic:||Rejoice; Advent 4|
|Source:||Latin, 9th cent.|
|Name:||CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM|
|Arranger:||T. Tollefson , b. 1969|
|Source:||Sarum Plainsong, Mode IV|
|Copyright:||Setting © Tim Tollefson. used by permission.|