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DEAR MAKER OF THE STARRY SKIES / ADVENT

Creator alme siderum. Anon., 7th Cent., Tr.Ronald A. Knox, d.1957. / Old German Carol



DEAR MAKER OF THE STARRY SKIES


1 Dear Maker of the starry skies,
Light never lost by faithful eyes,
Christ, the Salvation sent to all,
Be near Thy servants when they call.
2 Thy love that pitied from on high
A guilty race foredoomed to die,
Was fain that sentence to repeal,
Those failing energies to heal.
3 So, at the eventide of earth,
From that bridechamber of Thy birth
Our mortal flesh Thou didst assume,
Born of a spotless Virgin's womb.
4 To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Glory and pow'r and majesty
Through everlasting ages be.