Author: Maruice F. Bell (1862-1947) Meter: 126.96.36.199 Appears in 33 hymnals Scripture: Exodus 34:27-35 Lyrics: 1 The glory of these forty days
we celebrate with songs of praise;
for Christ, by whom all things were made,
himself has fasted and has prayed.
2 Alone and fasting Moses saw
the loving God who gave the law;
and to Elijah, fasting, came
the steeds and chariots of flame.
3 So Daniel trained his mystic sight,
delivered from the lions’ might;
and John, the bridegroom’s friend, became
the herald of Messiah’s name.
4 Then grant us, Lord, like them to be
full oft in fast and prayer with thee;
our spirits strengthen with thy grace,
and give us joy to see thy face.
5 O Father, Son, and Spirit blest,
to thee be every prayer addressed,
who art in threefold name adored,
from age to age, the only Lord. Topics: Ash Wednesday; Lent (season) Used With Tune: ERHALT UNS, HERR Text Sources: Latin (6th cent.)
The Glory of These Forty Days