O God, Creation's Secret Force

O God! creation's secret Force

Author: St. Ambrose; Author: J. M. Neale
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 O God, creation's secret force,
yourself unmoved, all motion's source,
you, from the morn till evening's ray,
through all its changes guide the day:

2 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.

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Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #14

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

Author: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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First Line: O God! creation's secret Force
Title: O God, Creation's Secret Force
Author: St. Ambrose
Author: J. M. Neale
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF

O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF is a German chorale melody published anonymously in Rheinfelsisches Deutsches Catholisches Gesangbuch (1666 ed.). Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee member Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) prepared the harmonization in 1985. The tune is in Dorian mode and exhibits two main rhyt…

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ST. PATRICK (Hogan)


DAS WALT' GOTT VATER


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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #4
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #14Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #15Text
Small Church Music #3434Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #4841TextScoreAudio
Include 12 pre-1979 instances



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