A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Friday, March 03, 2006
  O Blest Creator, Source of Light
O blest Creator, source of light,
You gave the day with splendor bright.
WHen on the new and living Earth
You brought all things to glorious birth.

You joined the morn and evening ray;
You found it good and called it "day".
But now the threatening darkness nears
We pray you, Father, calm our fears.

Lest we, beset by doubt and strife,
Forget Your blessed gift of life,
And anguished and in mind distressed,
Be crushed by guilt, by sin oppressed.

Eternal Father, help us rise
And strive to gain the heavenly prize;
For you alone can make us strong
To turn from sin and case from wrong.

Defend us, Father, through the night,
And with your Son, and Spirit bright
The Trinity whom we adore
Be with us now and evermore.

- Latin, 6th c.
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