Creator of the Stars of Night

Creator of the stars of night, Thy people’s everlasting light,
O Jesus, Saviour of us all, Regard thy servants when they call.

Thou, grieving at the bitter cry Of all creation doomed to die,
Didst come to save a ruined race With healing gifts of heavenly grace.

Thou camest, Bridegroom of the bride, As drew the world to evening-tide,
Proceeding from a virgin shrine, The Son of Man, yet Lord divine.

At thy great name, exalted now, All knees must bend, all hearts must bow,
And things in heaven and earth shall own That thou art Lord and King alone.

All praise, eternal Son, to thee, Whose advent sets thy people free,
Whom with the Father we adore, And Spirit blest, for evermore. Amen.