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108. Creator of the Starry Height

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.

Text Information
First Line: Creator of the starry height
Title: Creator of the Starry Height
Latin Title: Conditor alme siderum
Translator: J. M. Neale, 1818-66 (alt.)
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Rejoice; Advent 4
Source: Latin, 9th cent.
Tune Information
Arranger: T. Tollefson , b. 1969
Meter: L M
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Sarum Plainsong, Mode IV
Copyright: Setting © Tim Tollefson. used by permission.

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