Scripture Verse

The God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people. Psalm 68:35


Ambrose of Milan

Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Am­brose of Mi­lan, 4th Cen­tu­ry (Re­rum De­us Te­nax Vi­gor). In the 1875 re­vised ed­i­tion of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, the in­dex cre­dits the Eng­lish trans­la­tion to John M. Neale. How­ev­er, Ju­li­an says, The ren­der­ing…is much near­er those of Cas­wall and Cham­bers than that of Neale.

Music: Lud­bo­rough Ti­mo­thy R. Ma­thews, in Church Hymns, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Timothy R. Matthews


O God, of all the strength and power,
Who dost, Thyself unmoved, each hour
Through all its changes guide the day
From early morn to evening’s ray;

Brighten life’s eventide with light
That ne’er shall set in gloom of night,
Till we a holy death attain
And everlasting glory gain.

Almighty Father, hear our cry
Through Jesus Christ our Lord most high,
Who with the Holy Ghost and Thee
Doth live and reign eternally.