Christ My Song - 1867
True mirror of the Godhead! Perfect Light! - An Evening Hymn
(Johann Franck/Catherine Winkworth/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
An Evening Hymn.
1. True mirror of the Godhead! Perfect Light!
Thou Three in One, whose never-slumbering might
enfolds the world within its sheltering wings,
and holds in being all created things! PDF - Midi
2. We praise thee with the earliest morning ray,
we praise thee with the parting of the day;
all things that live and move, by sea and land,
for ever ready at thy service stand.
3. Exhaustless Treasure! Being limitless!
What gaze hath ever pierced thy deep abyss?
Deep Fount of Life! Light inaccessible!
How great thy power, O God, what tongue can tell?
4. Thy Christendom is singing night and day,
"Glory to Him, the mighty God, for aye,
by Whom, through Whom, in Whom all beings are!"
Grant us to echo on this song afar!
5. Thy Name is great, thy kingdom in us dwell,
thy will constrain and feed and guide us well;
spare us, redeem us in the evil hour,
for thine the glory, thine the rule, the power.
Catherine Winkworth, Lyra Germanica, The Christian Life, 1868, 70.
Translated from the German Dreieinigkeit, der Gottheit heller Spiegel
of Johann Franck.