On this day, the first of days

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1 On this day, the first of days,
God the Father's Name we praise,
who, creation's Lord and spring,
did the world from darkness bring.

2 On this day the eternal Son
over death his triumph won;
on this day the Spirit came
with his gifts of living flame.

3 Maker, who didst fashion me
image of thyself to be,
fill me with thy love divine,
let my every thought be thine.

4 Holy Jesus, may I be
dead and buried here with thee;
and, by love inflamed, arise
unto thee a sacrifice.

5 Thou who dost all gifts impart,
shine, blest Spirit, in my heart;
best of gifts, thyself bestow;
make me burn thy love to know.

6 God, the blessèd Three in One,
dwell within my heart alone;
thou dost give thyself to me,
may I give myself to thee.

Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #47

Translator: H. W. Baker

Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >

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First Line: On this day, the first of days
Latin Title: Die parente temporum
Translator: H. W. Baker (1861)
Source: Latin; Le Mans Breviary (1748)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Catholic Book of Worship III #590
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #541
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Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #402
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The New English Hymnal #256
Worship (4th ed.) #825
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #662
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