"Father, Who the Light This Day"
                          by Julia A. Elliot, ?-1841
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Father, who the light this day
        Out of darkness didst create,
        Shine upon us now, we pray,
        While within Thy courts we wait.
        Wean us from the works of night,
        Make us children of the light.

        2. Savior, who this day didst break
        The dark prison of the tomb,
        Bid our slumbering souls awake,
        Shine through all their sin and gloom;
        Let us, from our bonds set free,
        Rise from sin and live to Thee.

        3. Blessed Spirit, Comforter,
        Sent this day from Christ on high,
        Lord, on us Thy gifts confer,
        Cleanse, illumine, sanctify.
        All Thy fulness shed abroad;
        Lead us to the truth of God.

Notes: Hymn #8 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Gen. 1:3 Author: Julia A. Elliot, 1835, cento, alt. Composer: Ludvig M. Lindeman, 1871 Tune: "Fred til Bod"
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