1. Blest Creator of the light,
making day with radiance bright,
thou didst o’er the forming earth
give the golden light its birth.
2. Thou didst mark the night from day
with the dawn’s first piercing ray:
darkness now is drying nigh;
listen to our humble cry.
3. May we ne’er by guilt depressed
lose the way to endless rest;
nor with idle thoughts and vain
bind our souls to earth again.
4. Rather may we heav’nward rise
where eternal treasure lies;
purified by grace within,
hating ev’ry deed of sin.
5. Holy Father, hear our cry
through thy Son our Lord most high,
who our thankful hearts adore
with the Spirit evermore.
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- Tune: Vienna
- Meter: 77 77
- Style: Classical
- Composer: Justin Heinrich Knecht (1752 – 1817)
- Lyricist: Unknown office hymn traditionally sung at Sunday Vespers between Epiphany and Lent and following Pentecost.
- Translator: John Chandler (1806 – 1876)
- Church Year: General, Lent
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
- Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
- ISRC: UKTU21900068
- UPC: 5060707370627