O strength and stay (John Bacchus Dykes)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-08-28). Score information: A4, 1 page, 18 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: This version has the original harmonies. There is a simplified version in Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
Original text and translations
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 death-bed blending
With dawning glories of th’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.