1 Creator of the stars of night,
Thy people's everlasting Light:
O Christ, Redeemer, save us all
And hear Thy servants when they call.
2 Thou, grieving that the ancient curse
Should doom to death a universe,
Hast found the healing, full of grace,
To cure and save our ruined race.
3 Thou cam'st the Bridegroom of the bride,
As drew the world to eventide,
The spotless Victim all divine
Proceeding from a virgin shrine.
4 At whose dread name, majestic now,
All knees must bend, all hearts must bow;
All things celestial Thee shall own,
And things terrestrial, Lord alone.
5 O thou, whose coming is with dread
To judge the living and the dead,
Preserve us from the ancient foe
while still we dwell on earth below.
6 To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Praise, honor, might, and glory be
From age to age eternally.
|First Line:||Creator of the stars of night|
|Title:||Creator of the Stars of Night|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale, 1818-66|
|Scripture:||Colossians 1:13-17; John 1:1-4; Malachi 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17|
|Source:||Latin, 5th-10th cent.|
|Name:||CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM|
|Source:||Sarum plainsong, c. 9th cent., mode IV|