621. Ancient of Days

1 Ancient of Days, who sittest throned in glory,
to thee all knees are bent, all voices pray;
thy love has blessed the wide world's wondrous story
with light and life since Eden's dawning day.

2 O Holy Father, who hast led thy children
in all the ages, with the fire and cloud,
through seas dry-shod, through weary wastes bewild'ring
to thee, in rev'rent love, our hearts are bowed.

3 O Holy Jesus, Prince of Peace and Savior,
to thee we owe the peace that still prevails,
stilling the rude wills of our wild behavior,
and calming passion's fierce and stormy gales.

4 O Holy Ghost, the Lord and the Life-giver,
thine is the quickening power that gives increase;
from thee have flowed, as from a pleasant river,
our plenty, wealth, prosperity, and peace.

5 O Triune God, with heart and voice adoring,
praise we the goodness that doth crown our days;
pray we that thou wilt hear us, still imploring
thy love and favor, kept to us always.

Text Information
First Line: Ancient of Days, who sittest throned in glory
Title: Ancient of Days
Author: George W. Doane (1886, 1892)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Scripture: Daniel 7:9; Daniel 7:22; Exodus 15:2; Exodus 40:38
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: EASTWOOD
Composer: Eric Shave (1951)
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Used by permission of the United Reformed Church



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