THIS day, at Thy creating word,
   First o’er the earth the light was poured;
O Lord, this day upon us shine,
And fill our souls with light divine.
2  This day the Lord, for sinners slain,
In might victorious rose again:
Saviour, may we all raisèd be
From spiritual death, to life in Thee.
3  This day the Holy Spirit came
With fiery tongues of cloven flame:
O Spirit, fill our hearts this day
With grace to hear, and grace to pray.
4  O day of light, and life, and grace!
From earthly toils—sweet resting-place!
Thy hallowed hours, blest gift of love,
Give we again to God above!
5  All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
For ever, and for evermore.
William Walsham How, 1823-97