84. This Is the Day of Light

1 This is the day of light:
Let there be light today;
O Day-spring, rise upon our night,
And chase its gloom away.

2 This is the day of rest:
Our failing strength renew;
On weary brain and troubled breast
Shed Thou Thy fresh'ning dew.

3 This is the day of peace:
Thy peace our spirit's fill;
Bid thou the blasts of discord cease,
The waves of strife be still.

4 This is the day of prayer:
Let earth to heav'n draw near:
Lift up our hearts to seek Thee there,
Come down to meet us here.

5 This is the first of days:
Send forth Thy quick'ning breath,
And wake dead souls to love and praise,
O Vanquisher of death!


Text Information
First Line: This is the day of light
Title: This Is the Day of Light
Author: John Ellerton (1867)
Publication Date: 1970
Meter: S.M.
Topic: Lord's Day
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph E. Sweetser (1849)
Meter: S.M.
Key: G Major

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