The Lord was my stay.@Psalm 18:18
John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Ambrose of Milan (340–397) (Rerum Deus tenax vigor); translated from Latin to English by John Ellerton & Fenton J. A. Hort in Church Hymns (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1871).

Strength and Stay John B. Dykes, 1875 (πŸ”Š pdf nwc).

John Ellerton (1826–1893)

O strength and stay upholding all creation,
Who ever dost Thyself unmoved abide;
Yet day by day the light in due gradation
From hour to hour through all its changes guide.

Grant to life’s day a calm unclouded ending,
An eve untouched by shadows of decay,
The brightness of a holy deathbed blending
With dawning glories of the eternal day.

Hear us, O Father, gracious and forgiving,
Through Jesus Christ Thy co-eternal Word,
Who, with the Holy Ghost, by all things living
Now and to endless ages art adored.