Creator of the starry height (Gregorian chant)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-05).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 26 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-05).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 81 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words not underlaid.

General Information

Title: Creator of the starry height
Composer: Anonymous (Gregorian chant)
Tune: Conditor alme

Translation by John Mason Neale

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 23

Description:

External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Conditor alme siderum.

English.png English translation

In the version adapted from J.M. Neale and used here:
Creator of the starry height,
thy people’s everlasting light,
Jesu, redeemer of us all,
hear thou thy servants when they call.

Thou, sorrowing at the helpless cry
of all creation doomed to die,
didst come to save our fallen race
by healing gifts of heavenly grace.

When earth was near its evening hour,
thou didst, in love’s redeeming power,
like bridegroom from his chamber, come
forth from a Virgin-mother’s womb.

At thy great name, exalted now,
all knees in lowly homage bow;
all things in heaven and earth adore,
and own thee King for evermore.

To thee, O Holy One, we pray,
our judge in that tremendous day,
ward off, while yet we dwell below,
the weapons of our crafty foe.

To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, Three in One,
praise, honour, might, and glory be
from age to age eternally. Amen.