288. Creator of the stars of night

1 Creator of the stars of night,
your people's everlasting light,
O Christ, redeemer of us all,
we pray you, hear us when we call.

2 When earth drew on to darkest night,
you came, but not in splendour bright,
not as a king, but as the child
of Mary, Virgin mother mild.

3 At your great name, majestic now,
all knees must bend, all hearts must bow:
all things on earth with one accord
join those in heaven to call you Lord.

4 To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, Three in One,
praise, honour, might, and glory be
from age to age eternally. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Creator of the stars of night
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Promise of the Messiah; Mary
Source: Latin hymn, 9th century
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Mode IV
Copyright: Harmonisation © Church Hymnary Trust

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