380. This is the day of light

1 This is the day of light —
let there be light today!
Arise, O Christ, to end our night
and chase its gloom away.

2 This is the day of rest —
our inner strength renew;
on lives by many cares oppressed
send your freshening dew.

3 This is the day of peace —
with peace our spirits fill;
bid all the blasts of discord cease,
the waves of strife be still.

4 This is the day of prayer -
let earth to heaven draw near!
Lift up our hearts to seek you there;
come down to meet us here.

5 This is the first of days:
come with your living breath
and wake dead souls to love and praise,
O Victor over death!

Text Information
First Line: This is the day of light
Author: J. Ellerton (1826-1893)
Publication Date: 1987
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (SM)
Scripture: Genesis 1:3
Topic: God's Church: The Lord's Day; Easter: The Resurrection of Christ; Easter 1: The Upper Room (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: H. S. Oakeley (1830-1903)
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (SM)
Key: A♭ Major

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