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Father, Who the Light This Day

Father, who the light this day

Author: Julia Anne Elliot
Published in 16 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Father, who the light this day
Out of darkness didst create,
Shine upon us now, we pray,
While within Thy courts we wait;
Wean us from the works of night,
Make us children of the light.

2 Savior, who this day didst break
From the bondage of the tomb,
Bid our slumb'ring souls awake,
And dispel their doubt and gloom;
Let us, from our bonds set free,
Rise from sin and live to Thee.

3 Blessed Spirit, Comforter,
Sent this day from Christ on high,
Lord, on us Thy gifts confer,
Cleanse, illumine, sanctify;
All Thine influence shed abroad;
Lead us to the truth of God.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #14

Author: Julia Anne Elliot

Elliott, Julia Anne, née Marshall, daughter of Mr. John Marshall, of Hallsteads, Ullswater, was married to the Rev. H. V. Elliott (q.v.), in 1833, and died Nov. 3, 1841. Her hymns were contributed to her husband's Psalms & Hymns, 1835, anonymously, but in the Index to the "3rd thousand," 1839, her initials were added. These hymns are eleven in all, and concerning them, Miller has justly said (S. & Songs, p. 482), they "show a most refined poetical taste, and a special faculty for appreciating and expressing, appropriately, phases of thought and feeling that are beautiful, and that might have escaped common observation." Of these hymns the best known are, "Hail, thou bright and sacred morn," “On the dewy breath of even,” and "We lo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, who the light this day
Title: Father, Who the Light This Day
Author: Julia Anne Elliot
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #1464
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