During our last fund drive a donor said this: "Covid-19 rules prevent us from singing during my husband's burial service, so we will play the tune while we read the printed words or hum along with the music." Needless to say, this testimony struck us and stuck with us. We never know on any given day how Hymnary.org will be a blessing to people, but we know that around the world, the site is making a powerful difference in the lives of many.

Thanks to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful.

To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

God of ages, great and mighty

Representative Text

1 God of ages, great and mighty!
Who upholdest heav'n and earth;
By whose truth and tender mercy
I have been led on from birth,
Night and sleep now pass away--
Welcome be Thy holy day.

2 For this day so fair and holy,
Be Thou by my spirit blest,
Through Thy Word still nearer heaven
Guide my spirit toward its rest:
Than the work of praise and prayer
Let me know no higher care.

3 O the beauty of Thy service!
O the sweetness of Thy Word!
Sweeter far than honey gathered
From the flower by bee or bird:
Blessed all, who day and night
Make Thy word their chief delight.

4 O my God, speak Thou Thine Amen!
For we are Thy chosen own;
Be Thy praise by all exalted,
And Thy glorious name made known,
Till aye we may, through grace,
See and serve Thee face to face.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #291

Author: C. H. L. Schuette

Schuette, Conrad Herman Louis, was born at Vurrel. Hannover, Germany, June 17, 1843, and in 1873 became a Professor in the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He contributed 5 original hymns and several translations from the German to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal Columbus, Ohio, 1880, under the signature of "C. H. L. S." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God of ages, great and mighty
Author: C. H. L. Schuette



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #291

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a291

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #291

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.