351. Creator of the Stars of Night

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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Creator of the stars of night
Title: Creator of the Stars of Night
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: Colossians 1:13-17; John 1:1-4; Malachi 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
Topic: End Times
Source: Latin, 5th-10th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM
Meter: L M
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Sarum plainsong, c. 9th cent., mode IV



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