Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Ambrose of Milan
340–397

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:

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Timothy R. Matthews
1826–1910

Lyrics

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.