O blest Creator of the light
O blest Creator of the light. Latin, author unknown, 8th Century or earlier, translated by John Mason Neale*. (1818-1866).
This translation of ‘Lucis Creator optime’* is from The Hymnal Noted, Part 1 (1851). It may be helpfully compared with the translation by the compilers of the First Edition of A&M (1861):
O blest Creator of the light, Blest Creator of the lightWho mak’st the day with radiance bright, Making day with radiance bright,And o’er the forming world didst call Thou didst o’er the forming earthThe light from Chaos first of all:...
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