(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
This is a hymn that I feel should be familiar, but I really don’t know. Which made singing and playing at the same time a little hard — my eyes tried to jump verses from line to line.
Ancient of Day, who sittest throned in glory,
To Thee all knees are bent, all voice pray;
Thy love hast blest the wide world’s wondrous story
With light and life since Eden’s dawning day
O Holy father, who hast led Thy children
In all the ages, with the fire and the cloud,
Thru seas dry-shod, thru weary wastes bewild’ring;
To Thee, in rev’rent love, our hearts are bowed.
O Holy Jesus, Prince of Peace and Savior,
To Thee we owe the peace that still prevails,
Stilling the rude wills of men’s wild behavior,
And calming passion’s fierce and stormy gales.
O Holy Ghost, the Lord and the Lifegiver,
Thine is the quick’ning pow’r that gives increase;
From Thee have flowed as from a pleasant river,
Our plenty, wealth, prosperity and peace.
O Triune God, with heart and voice adoring,
Praise we the goodness that doth crown our days;
Pray we that Thou wilt hear us, still imploring
Thy love and favor, kept to us always.