Title: The Glory of These Forty Days
Composer: Klug's Geistliche Lieder, 1543 Harm. Johann Sebastian Bach, 1725
Author: Gregory the Great (540-604) Trans. Maurice F. Bell, 1906
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 lion's might; And John, the Bridegroom's friend, became The herald of Messiah's name. 4. Then grant that we like them be true, Consumed in fast and prayer with You; Our spirits strengthen with Your grace, And give us joy to see Your face.