The Hymnal 1982 363
Ancient of Days, who sittest throned in glory
- William Croswell Doane , 1832-1913
- Alec Wyton, b. 1921
1 Ancient of Days, who sittest, throned in glory, to thee all knees are bent, all voices pray; thy love has blessed the wide world's wondrous story with light and life since Eden's dawning day.
2 O Holy Father, who hast led thy children in all the ages, with the fire and cloud, through seas dry-shod, through weary wastes bewildering to thee, in reverent love, our hearts are bowed.
3 O Holy Jesus, Lord of our salvation calling the least, the last, the lost to thee, summoning all to share thy new creation, thou, Lord, by death hast won life's victory.
4 O Holy Ghost, the Lord and the Life-giver, thine is the quickening power that gives increase. from thee have flowed, as from a mighty river, our faith and hope, our fellowship and peace.
5 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.