662. On This Day, the First of Days

1 On this day, the first of days,
God our Maker's name we praise;
Who, creation’s Lord and Sspring
Did the world from darkness bring.

2 On this day the eternal Son
Over death his triumph won;
On this day the Spirit came
With its gifts of living flame.

3 Word-made-flesh, all praises be!
You from sin have set us free;
And with you we die and rise
Unto God in sacrifice.

4 Holy Spirit, you impart
Gifts of love to every heart;
Give us light and grace, we pray,
Fill our hearts this holy day.

5 God, the blessed Three in One,
May your holy will be done;
In your word our souls are free,
As we praise the Trinity.

Text Information
First Line: On this day, the first of days
Title: On This Day, the First of Days
Latin Title: Die parente temporum
Translator: Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877
Publication Date: 1986
Scripture: Genesis 1:2-3; Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:2-3; Luke 24:1-8; Acts 2:1-4
Topic: Easter Season; Trinity Sunday; Commitment (12 more...)
Source: La Mans Breviary. 1748
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LÜBECK
Meter: 77 77
Key: C Major
Source: Freylinghausen's Gesangbuch, 1704



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