Author: William Croswell Doane , 1832-1913 Hymnal: EH1982 #363 (1985) Meter: 188.8.131.52 Lyrics: 1 Ancient of Days, who sittest, throned in glory,
to thee all knees are bent, all voices pray;
thy love has blessed the wide world's wondrous story
with light and life since Eden's dawning day.
2 O Holy Father, who hast led thy children
in all the ages, with the fire and cloud,
through seas dry-shod, through weary wastes bewildering
to thee, in reverent love, our hearts are bowed.
3 O Holy Jesus, Lord of our salvation
calling the least, the last, the lost to thee,
summoning all to share thy new creation,
thou, Lord, by death hast won life's victory.
4 O Holy Ghost, the Lord and the Life-giver,
thine is the quickening power that gives increase.
from thee have flowed, as from a mighty river,
our faith and hope, our fellowship and peace.
5 O Triune God, with heart and voice adoring,
praise we the goodness that doth crown our days;
pray we that thou wilt hear us, still imploring
thy love and favor, kept to us always.
Languages: English Tune Title: COBURN
Ancient of Days, who sittest throned in glory