O great creator of the light

O great creator of the light

Author: Gregory the Great
Tune: [O Great Creator of the Light]
Published in 10 hymnals

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O Great Creator of the Light
Who from the darksome womb of night
Brought forth new Light at Nature's Birth
To skies upon the Face of Earth
To shine upon the Face of Earth.

Source: A Compilation of the Litanies and Vespers Hymns and Anthems as they are sung in the Catholic Church adapted to the voice or organ #24a

Author: Gregory the Great

Gregory I., St., Pope. Surnamed The Great. Was born at Rome about A.D. 540. His family was distinguished not only for its rank and social consideration, but for its piety and good works. His father, Gordianus, said to have been the grandson of Pope Felix II. or III., was a man of senatorial rank and great wealth; whilst his mother, Silvia, and her sisters-in-law, Tarsilla and Aemiliana, attained the distinction of canonization. Gregory made the best use of his advantages in circumstances and surroundings, so far as his education went. "A saint among saints," he was considered second to none in Rome in grammar, rhetoric, and logic. In early life, before his father's death, he became a member of the Senate; and soon after he was thirty and ac… Go to person page >

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First Line: O great creator of the light
Author: Gregory the Great

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A Compilation of the Litanies and Vespers Hymns and Anthems as they are sung in the Catholic Church adapted to the voice or organ #24a

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Anthems, Hymns ... Usually Sung at the Catholic Church in Boston #d21

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Hymns, for the Use of the Catholic Church in the United States of America (New ed.) #29

Laudate Hymnal and Choir Book #d63

Manual of Catholic Melodies: or, a Compilation of Hymns, Anthems, Psalms ... #d96

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Peters' Sodality Hymn Book #51b

Rohr's Favorite Catholic Melodies #d40

Roman Catholic Manual, or Collection of Prayers, Anthems, Hymns, etc. #d22

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