31. This Day at Thy Creating Word

1 This day at Thy 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, may be raiséd be
From death of sin to life in Thee.

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. O day of light and life and grace
From earthly toils sweet resting-place:
Thy hallowed hours, blest gift of love,
Give we again to God above.

5 All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore
Forever and for evermore.

Text Information
First Line: This day at Thy creating Word
Title: This Day at Thy Creating Word
Author: W. W. How, 1823-97
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: L M
Topic: Invocation
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WINCHESTER NEW
Meter: L M
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Musicalisch Hand-Buch der Geistlichen Melodien, Hamburg, 1690, alt.



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