|Text:||The Glory of These Forty Days|
|Translator:||Maurice F. Bell, 1862-1947|
|Tune:||ERHALT UNS, HERR|
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.
|First Line:||The glory of these forty days|
|Title:||The Glory of These Forty Days|
|Translator:||Maurice F. Bell, 1862-1947 (alt.)|
|Source:||Latin Hymn, 11th Cent.|
|Copyright:||© Oxford University Press|
|Notes:||Now Public Domain|
|Name:||ERHALT UNS, HERR|
|Source:||J. Klug, Geistliche Lieder, 1543|