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.
|First Line:||Creator of the stars of night|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale (1818-1866)|
|Scripture:||Acts 17:27-28; Amos 5:8; Galatians 4:4; Luke 2:6-9; Matthew 4:16|
|Topic:||Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Promise of the Messiah; Mary|
|Source:||Latin hymn, 9th century|
|Copyright:||Harmonisation © Church Hymnary Trust|