1 On this day, the first of days,
God the Father's name we praise;
Who, creation’s Font and Spring,
Did the world from darkness bring.
2 On this day th'eternal Son
Over death his triumph won;
On this day the Spirit came
With the gifts of living flame.
3 O that fervent love today
May in ev'ry heart have sway,
Teaching us to praise aright
God the source of life and light.
4 Father, who created me
Image of yourself to be,
May your grace be ever mine,
Fill me with your love divine.
5 Holy Word, all praises be!
You, from sin have set me free;
And, upon love's flame, arise
Unto you a sacrifice.
6 Holy Spirit, you impart
Gifts to shine in ev'ry heart;
Best of gifts, yourself bestow;
Dwell in me your love to know.
7 God, the blessed Three in One,
Father, Spirit with the Son;
One in you with all above,
We send forth our hearts of love.
Source: Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #447
|First Line:||On this day, the first of days|
|Latin Title:||Die parente temporum|
|Translator:||H. W. Baker (1861)|
|Source:||Latin; Le Mans Breviary (1748)|