320. The Glory of These Forty Days

1 The glory of these forty days
we celebrate with songs of praise;
for Christ, through 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, O God, that we may, too,
return in fast and prayer to you.
Our spirits strengthen with your grace,
and give us joy to see your face.

Text Information
First Line: The glory of these forty days
Title: The Glory of These Forty Days
Original Language: Latin
Translator: Maurice F. Bell, 1862-1947 (alt.)
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Lent
Source: Latin Hymn, 11th Cent.
Copyright: © Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ERHALT UNS, HERR
Meter: L M
Key: e minor
Source: J. Klug, Geistliche Lieder, 1543



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