Most Holy God, the Lord of heaven, who in the high-arched sky has placed the sun that flames up from the east and brings the splendors of the dawn:
for you the dazzling star shines forth which in its gleaming path declares the wonders of your glorious power, and beckons us to worship you.
The day departs, the evening stars serenely light the darkening sky; the moon with cool reflected glow will bring the silences of night.
You, Holy One, Creator, Lord, you in the primal world once set the boundaries of the day and night and ordered seasons in their round.
Like sun and day, shine in our hearts; like moon and night, give loving peace. Free us from bonds of blinding sin and guide us on our path to you.
(Hymnal 1982, 31)