For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

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