Blest Creator of the lightTranslator: John Chandler
Tune: VIENNA (Knecht)
Published in 15 hymnals
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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
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #79||Blest Creator of the light||Blest Creator of the light||VIENNA||Unknown||77 77||Genesis 1:1-4; Matthew 6:20||2000||Evening | ; Temptation, Penitence and Forgiveness | ; Year A | Second Sunday Before Lent; Year B | Baptism of Christ; Years A, B, and C | Ash Wednesday; Years A, B, and C | Easter Vigil|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #64||Blest Creator of the light||Blest Creator of the light||77 77||1996|
|The Cyber Hymnal #574||Blest Creator of the Light||Blest Creator of the light||VIENNA||Gregory I, 540-604; John Chandler, 1806-1876||77.77||<cite>Hymns Ancient and Modern</cite>|