On this day, the first of days
- gott sei dank
- Henry Williams Baker, 1821-1877
- William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870
- Text Source(s)
- Tune Source(s)
- Geistriches Gesangbuch, 1704 (melody)
1 On this day, the first of days, God the Father's Name we praise, who, creation's Lord and spring, did the world from darkness bring.
2 On this day the eternal Son over death his triumph won; on this day the Spirit came with his gifts of living flame.
3 Maker, who didst fashion me image of thyself to be, fill me with thy love divine, let my every thought be thine.
4 Holy Jesus, may I be dead and buried here with thee; and, by love inflamed, arise unto thee a sacrifice.
5 Thou who dost all gifts impart, shine, blest Spirit, in my heart; best of gifts, thyself bestow; make me burn thy love to know.
6 God, the blessèd Three in One, dwell within my heart alone; thou dost give thyself to me, may I give myself to thee.