1 Christ, mighty Savior, Light of all creation,
you make the daytime radiant with the sunlight
and to the night give glittering adornment,
stars in the heavens.
2 Now comes the day's end as the sun is setting:
mirror of daybreak, pledge of resurrection;
while in the heavens choirs of stars appearing
hallow the nightfall.
3 Therefore we come now evening rites to offer,
joyfully chanting holy hymns to praise you,
with all creation joining hearts and voices
singing your glory.
4 Give heed, we pray you, to our supplication:
that you may grant us pardon for offenses,
strength for our weak hearts, rest for aching bodies,
soothing the weary.
5 Though bodies slumber, hearts shall keep their vigil,
forever resting in the peace of Jesus,
in light or darkness worshiping our Savior
now and for ever.
Source: The Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #35
|First Line:||Christ, Mighty Savior, Light of all creation|
|Title:||Christ, Mighty Savior, Light of All Creation|
|Translator:||Alan G. McDougall|
|Source:||Mozarbic, 10th cent.|
|Copyright:||© Anne LeCroy|