1 This is the day of light —
let there be light today!
Arise, O Christ, to end our night
and chase its gloom away.
2 This is the day of rest —
our inner strength renew;
on lives by many cares oppressed
send your freshening dew.
3 This is the day of peace —
with peace our spirits fill;
bid all the blasts of discord cease,
the waves of strife be still.
4 This is the day of prayer -
let earth to heaven draw near!
Lift up our hearts to seek you there;
come down to meet us here.
5 This is the first of days:
come with your living breath
and wake dead souls to love and praise,
O Victor over death!
Source: Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #380
|First Line:||This is the day of light|
|Author:||John Ellerton (1867)|