This is the day of light

This is the day of light:
let there be light today;
O Dayspring, rise upon our night
and chase its gloom away.

This is the day of rest:
our failing strength renew;
on weary brain and troubled breast
shed thou thy freshening dew.

This is the day of peace:
thy peace our spirits fill;
bid thou the blasts of discord cease,
the waves of strife be still.

This is the day of prayer:
let earth to heaven draw near;
lift up our hearts to seek thee there,
come down to meet us here.

This is the first of days;
send forth thy quickening breath,
and wake dead souls to love and praise,
O Vanquisher of death!

Words: John Ellerton, 1867

Music: Dominica, Carlisle

Meter: SM

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.