Scripture Verse

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things. Revelation 4:11

Introduction

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John M. Neale
(1818–1866)

Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Am­brose of Mi­lan, 4th Cen­tu­ry (Re­rum De­us te­nax vi­gor). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John M. Neale in The Hym­nal Not­ed, 1852.

Music: Al­fre­ton, A Sup­ple­ment to the New Ver­sion of Psalms, by Na­hum Tate & Ni­cho­las Bra­dy, 1708 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • St. Ve­nan­ti­us, Rou­en church me­lo­dy (🔊 pdf nwc)
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Ambrose of Milan
(340–397)

Lyrics

O God, creation’s secret force,
Thyself unmoved, all motion’s source,
Who from the morn till evening ray
Through all its changes guid’st the day:

Grant us, when this short life is past,
The glorious evening that shall last;
That, by a holy death attained,
Eternal glory may be gained.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son;
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.