03 December 2008

Advent Vespers Hymn

Creator of the stars of night,
Thy people's everlasting Light:
O Christ, Redeemer, save us all
And hear Thy servants when they call.

Thou, grieving that the ancient curse
Should doom to death a universe,
Hast found the healing full of grace
To cure and save our fallen race.

Thou cam'st the Bridegroom of the Bride,
As drew the world to eventide,
The spotless Victim all divine
Proceeding from a Virgin shrine.

At whose dread name, majestic now,
All knees must bend, all hearts must bow,
All things celestial Thee shall own
And things terrestial, Lord, alone.

O Thou, whose coming is with dread
To judge the living and the dead,
Preserve us from the ancient foe
While still we dwell on earth below.

To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Praise, honor, might, and glory be
From age to age eternally. Amen.
LSB 351

3 comments:

-C said...

http://www.gregoriansingers.org/files/Creator.wma

Is this the same setting?

William Weedon said...

The VERY same!

-C said...

I have this CD and heard it this morning on the way to work - I thought of this post and wondered if it was the same one.

It's lovely.