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698. On This Day, the First of Days

1 On this day, the first of days,
God the Father's name we praise;
Who, creation’s Lord 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 his gifts of living flame.

3 Father, Who did fashion me
Image of thyself to be,
Fill us with that love divine,
And conform our wills to thine.

Text Information
First Line: O this day, the first of days
Title: On This Day, the First of Days
Author: Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2019
Topic: Solemnities and Feasts: Holy Trinity
Source: Le Mans Breviary, 1748; Tr.: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861
Tune Information
Composer: William H. Havergal, 1793-1870
Meter: 77 77
Key: C Major
Source: Freylinghausen's Geistreiches Gesangbuch, 1704

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