The glory of these forty days
We celebrate with songs of praise;
For Christ, through whom all things were made,
Himself has fasted and has prayed.
fasting Moses saw
The loving God who gave the law;
And to Elijah, fasting, came
The steeds and chariots of flame.
trained his mystic sight,
Delivered from the lionsí might;
And John, the Bridegroomís friend, became
The herald of Messiahís name.
Then grant us,
Lord, like them to be
Full oft in fast and prayer with thee;
Our spirits strengthen with thy grace,
And give us joy to see thy face.
O Father, Son, and Spirit blest,
To thee be every prayer addressed,
Who art in three-fold Name adored,
From age to age, the only Lord.