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Now that the star of day hath risen

Representative Text

1 Now that the star of day hath ris'n,
O God, we humbly pray
That Thou, the Uncreated Light,
Thyself wilt guide our way.

2 May neither tongue nor hand offend,
Nor mind the vain thought abide,
Upon the lips let simple truth,
Love in the heart preside.

3 While flows the day anew begun,
O Christ, our Watch and Ward,
The gates of sense, that hell assails,
From ev'ry danger guard.

4 Grant that each daily work of ours
May to Thy glory tend,
And ev'ry deed begun in Thee,
In Thee, with blessing, end.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #302

Text Information

First Line: Now that the star of day hath risen


DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d187

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #302

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #302

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