"This Day at Thy Creating Word"
                         by William W. How, 1823-1897
                                  Text From:
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.11

        1. This day at Thy creating word
        First o'er the earth the light was poured:
        O Lord, this day upon us shine
        And fill our souls with light divine.

        2. This day the Lord for sinners slain
        In might victorious rose again:
        O Jesus, may we raised be
        From death of sin to life in Thee!

        3. This day the Holy Spirit came
        With fiery tongues of cloven flame:
        O Spirit, fill our hearts this day
        With grace to hear and grace to pray.

        4. O day of light and life and grace,
        From earthly toil sweet resting-place,
        Thy hallowed hours, blest gift of love,
        Give we again to God above.

        5. All praise to God the Father be,
        All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
        Whom, with the Spirit, we adore
        Forever and forevermore.

Notes: Hymn #12 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Gen. 1:5 Author: William W. How, 1871 Tune: "Winchester New" 1st Published in: _Musikalisches Handbuch_ Town: Hamburg, 1690
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