Scripture Verse

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


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)
Ambrose of Milan (340–397)


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.