Creator of the stars of night

from by Steve Thorngate

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Medieval text (verses 1 & 3) & tune
Verses 2, 4, & 5: words by Steve Thorngate

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Creator of the stars of night,
Your people's everlasting light,
O Christ, Redeemer: save us all.
And hear your servants when we call.

This wounded earth has brought you grief,
So you have found the sweet relief:
Your body in our world of woe,
To share our pain and make us whole.

At your great name, all glorious now,
All knees will bend; all hearts will bow.
All things on earth will be be your own,
As things in heaven, Lord alone.

Creator of the darkest sky:
Your people in your darkness hide.
Give shadow from the evil flare
That burns to hunt us everywhere.

To God who makes us from the dust;
Christ Jesus who now comes to us;
The Holy Spirit, breath of grace:
All love and praise from age to age.

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from After the Longest Night (album & songbook), released October 26, 2018
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Steve Thorngate: vocal, guitars, piano

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Steve Thorngate Chicago, Illinois

Chicago-based church musician and songwriter. Editor at the Christian Century magazine.

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