1 Blest Creator of the light,
making day with radiance bright,
thou didst o’er the forming earth
give the golden light its birth.
2 Thou didst mark the night from day
with the dawn's first piercing ray:
darkness now is drying nigh;
listen to our humble cry.
3 May we ne’er by guilt depressed
lose the way to endless rest;
nor with idle thoughts and vain
bind our souls to earth again.
4 Rather may we heav'nward rise
where eternal treasure lies;
purified by grace within,
hating ev'ry deed of sin.
5 Holy Father, hear our cry
through thy Son our Lord most high,
who our thankful hearts adore
with the Spirit evermore.
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #79
|First Line:||Blest Creator of the light|
|Latin Title:||Lucis Creator optime|