1 Creator of the stars of night,
Your people's everlasting light,
O Christ, Redeemer of us all,
We pray you hear us when we call.
2 In sorrow that the ancient curse
Should doom to death a universe,
You came, O Savior, to set free
Your own in glorious liberty.
3 When this old world drew on toward night,
You came; but not in splendor bright,
Not as a monarch, but the child
Of Mary, blameless mother mild.
4 At your great Name, O Jesus, now
All knees must bend, all hearts must bow:
All things on earth with one accord,
Like those in heav'n, shall call you Lord.
5 Come in your holy might, we pray,
Redeem us for eternal day;
Defend us while we dwell below
From all assaults of our dread foe.
6 To God Creator, 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 stars of night|
|Title:||Creator of the Stars of Night|
|Latin Title:||Conditor alme siderun|
|Topic:||Seasons and Feasts: Advent; Holy Name; Second Coming|
|Source:||The Hymnal 1982 (tr.); Latin 9th. C.|
|Copyright:||Tr. © 1985, The Church Pension Fund|
|Name:||CONDITOR ALME SIDERUN|
|Arranger:||Gerard Farrell, OSB, b. 1919|
|Copyright:||Harm. © 1986, GIA Publications, Inc.|