O Christ, who art the Light and Day, Thou drivest night and gloom awayAuthor (attributed to): Wolfgang Meusel; Translator: William John Copeland (1848)
Tune: CHRISTE, DER DU BIST TAG UND LICHT
Published in 21 hymnals
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1 O Christ, who art the light and day,
Thou drivest night and gloom away;
O Light of light, whose Word doth show
The light of heav'n to us below.
2 All-holy Lord, in humble prayer,
We ask tonight Thy watchful care.
O grant us calm repose in Thee,
A quiet night, from perils free.
3 Our sleep be pure from sinful stain;
Let not the tempter vantage gain
Or our unguarded flesh surprise
And make us guilty in Thine eyes.
4 Asleep though wearied eyes may be,
Still keep the heart awake to Thee;
Let Thy right hand outstretched above
Guard those who serve the Lord they love.
5 Behold, O God, our shield, and quell
The crafts and subtleties of hell;
Direct Thy servants in all good,
Who Thou hast purchased with Thy blood.
6 O Lord, remember us who bear
The burden of the flesh we wear;
Thou who dost e'er our souls defend,
Be with us even to the end.
7 All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.
Source: Lutheran Service Book #882
|First Line:||O Christ, who art the Light and Day, Thou drivest night and gloom away|
|Title:||O Christ, Who Art the Light and Day|
|Latin Title:||Christe, qui lux es et dies|
|Translator:||William John Copeland (1848)|
|Author (attributed to):||Wolfgang Meusel|
|Source:||Latin, c. 6th cent.|
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #69||O Christ, who art the Light and Day||O Christ, who art the Light and Day||2000|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #488||O Christ, who art the Light and Day||O Christ, who art the Light and Day||2000|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #571||O Christ, Who Art the Light and Day||O Christ, who art the Light and Day||CHRISTE, DER DU BIST TAG UND LICHT||Unknown; W. J. Copeland, 1804-85||L M||1996|
|Lutheran Service Book #882||O Christ, Who Art the Light and Day||O Christ, who art the light and day||CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM||William J. Copeland, 1804-85||L M||John 8:12; John 12:35-36; 1 Thessalonians 5:5||2006||Latin, 6th cent.|
|Small Church Music #2388||Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht||O Christ, Who art the Light and Day||CHRISTE, DER DU BIST TAG UND LICHT||St. Ambrose|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4760||O Christ, Who Art the Light and Day||O Christ, who art the light and day||ALFRETON||Ambrose of Milan; William J. Copeland & others||LM||Translation in <cite>The English Hymnal</cite> (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 81|
|The New English Hymnal #61||O Christ, who art the Light and Day||O Christ, who art the Light and Day||CHRISTE QUI LUX||William Copeland, 1804-85||1986||The Christian Year | Lent; Office Hymn | Compline||6th century Latin|