Christ, Mighty Savior, Light of All Creation

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Christ, Mighty Savior, Light of all creation

Translator: Alan G. McDougall; Reviser: Anne LeCroy
Published in 22 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Christ, mighty Savior, Light of all creation,
you make the daytime radiant with the sunlight
and to the night give glittering adornment,
stars in the heavens.

2 Now comes the day's end as the sun is setting:
mirror of daybreak, pledge of resurrection;
while in the heavens choirs of stars appearing
hallow the nightfall.

3 Therefore we come now evening rites to offer,
joyfully chanting holy hymns to praise you,
with all creation joining hearts and voices
singing your glory.

4 Give heed, we pray you, to our supplication:
that you may grant us pardon for offenses,
strength for our weak hearts, rest for aching bodies,
soothing the weary.

5 Though bodies slumber, hearts shall keep their vigil,
forever resting in the peace of Jesus,
in light or darkness worshiping our Savior
now and for ever.

Source: The Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #35

Translator: Alan G. McDougall

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Reviser: Anne LeCroy

Rev. Anne LeCroy was a professor of English at East Tennessee State University. Following her work as a translator she was a vocational deacon in the diocese of East Tennessee, serving St. Timothy's in Kingsport, and St. John's in Johnson City. Dianne Shapiro, from email sent by Rev. Margaret Zeller, Rector, St. Christopher's, Kingsport Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #216

Common Praise (1998) #17

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #567

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #560

Hymnal Supplement 1991 #787

Hymnal Supplement 98 #903

Hymnal Supplement II #6

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #216


Lift Up Your Hearts #386

Lutheran Service Book #881

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #947

RitualSong #865

The Hymnal 1982 #33

The Hymnal 1982 #34


The Hymnal 1982 #35

The New Century Hymnal #93


The United Methodist Hymnal #684

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #122

Voices United #435

With One Voice #729

Worship (3rd ed.) #681

Worship (4th ed.) #855

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