This Day The Light Of Heavenly Birth

This day the light of heavenly birth
First streamed upon the new-born earth:
O Lord, this day upon us shine,
And fill our souls with light divine.

This day the Saviour left the grave,
And rose, omnipotent to save:
O Jesus, may we raised be
From death of sin to life in Thee.

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.

O day of light, and life, and grace!
From earthly toils sweet resting-place!
Thy hallowed hours, best gift of love,
We give again to God above!