590. On This Day, the First of Days

1 On this day, the first of days,
God our maker'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 the gifts of living flame.

3 Word made flesh, all praises be!
For from sin you set us free;
And with you we die and rise
Unto God in sacrifice.

4 Holy Spirit, you impart
Gifts of love to ev'ry heart;
Give us light and grace, we pray,
Fill our hearts this holy day.

5 God, the blessed Three in One,
May your holy will be done;
In your word our souls are free,
As we praise you, Trinity.

Text Information
First Line: On this day, the first of days
Title: On This Day, the First of Days
Latin Title: Die parente temporum
Translator: Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877 (alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Topic: Creation; Deliverance; Gathering (3 more...)
Source: Le Mans Breviary, 1748
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen, 1678-1739
Meter: 77 77
Key: C Major
Source: Freylinghausen's Gesangbuch, 1704

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