Blest Creator of the Light (Vienna) – Organ

Lyrics

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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Details

  • 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

O happy band of pilgrims (Knecht – Kocher)

Hymn Lyrics: O happy band of pilgrims

O happy band of pilgrims,
If onward you will tread,
With Jesus as your Fellow,
To Jesus as your Head.

The cross that Jesus carried
He carried as your due;
The crown that Jesus weareth
He weareth it for you.

The faith by which ye see Him,
The hope in which ye yearn,
The love that through all troubles
To Him alone will turn.

What are they but forerunners
To lead you to his sight,
The longed-for distant dawning
Of uncreated light?

The trials that beset you,
The sorrows you endure,
Are known to Christ your Saviour,
Whose perfect grace will cure.

O happy band of pilgrims,
Look upward to the skies,
Where such a light affliction
Shall win you such a prize.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Knecht (Kocher)
  • Meter: 76 76
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Justin Heinrich Knecht (1752 – 1817)
  • Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.