242. The Glory of These Forty Days

1 The glory of these forty days
we celebrate with songs of praise,
for Christ, by whom all things were made,
himself has fasted and has prayed.

2 Alone and fasting Moses saw
the loving God who gave the Law,
and to Elijah, fasting, came
the steeds and chariots of flame.

3 So Daniel trained his mystic sight,
delivered from the lions’ might,
and John, the Bridegroom’s friend, became
the herald of Messiah’s name.

4 Then grant us, Lord, like them to be
full oft in fast and prayer with thee;
our spirits strengthen with thy grace,
and give us joy to see thy face.

Text Information
First Line: The glory of these forty days
Title: The Glory of These Forty Days
Latin Title: Clarum decus jejunii
Author (attr.): Gregory the Great
Translator: M. F. Bell (1906)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Biblical Characters: Daniel; Biblical Characters: Elijah; Biblical Characters: John (2 more...)
Copyright: Trans from the "English Hymnal", Used by permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Arranger: J. S. Bach
Meter: LM
Key: e minor
Source: Klug's Geistliche Lieder (1543) (melody)

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