Words: (340-397) (Re­rum De­us ten­ax vi­gor); trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by and in Church Hymns, by the So­ci­e­ty for the Pro­mo­tion of Christ­ian Know­ledge, 1871.

Music: Strength and Stay, , 1875. Alternate tune:

  • Wel­wyn, , 1902

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.