Creator of the Stars of Night
For Advent during Vespers
Words: Anonymous 7th Century Latin Hymn, “Ambrosian.”
See Conditor alme siderum, the main page for this family of hymns.
Translation is an alteration of the translation by Rev. John Mason Neale.
Music: Hymn 4 arranged by H. S. Irons; Meter: LM
Source: Rev. R. R. Chope, et al., eds., The Congregational Hymn & Tune Book (London: William Mackenzie, 1862), Hymn 4.
Creator of the stars of night,
Thy people's everlasting Light;
Jesu, Redeemer, save us all,
And hear us when to Thee we call.
In pity to our fallen race,
Thou in the fullness of Thy Grace
Didst bow the Heavens on high, and come,
Meek Offspring of the Virgin's womb.
Majestic is Thy Glory now,
To Thee both Heaven and earth must bow;
Thee things terrestrial must own,
And things celestial, Lord, alone.
To Thee, O Lord, To Thee we pray,
Judge of the last tremendous Day;
Protect us through the unearthly fight,
With armour of celestial light.
To God the Father, God the Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
All honour, might, and glory be,
Now and throughout Eternity.
Sheet Music for "Hymn 4" arranged by H. S. Irons from Rev. R. R. Chope, et al., eds., The Congregational Hymn & Tune Book (London: William Mackenzie, 1862), Hymn 4.
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