O God of Truth, O Lord of Might

O God of truth, O Lord of might

Author: St. Ambrose; Translator: J. M. Neale
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 O God of truth, O Lord of might,
you order time and change aright,
you send the early morning ray,
and light the glow of perfect day:

2 Quench now on earth the flames of strife;
from passion's heat preserve our life;
and while you keep our body whole,
pour healing peace upon our soul.

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Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #21

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 >

Translator: 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 >

Text Information

First Line: O God of truth, O Lord of might
Title: O God of Truth, O Lord of Might
Author: St. Ambrose
Translator: J. M. Neale
Language: English



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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Church Hymns #52a


Hymnal 1982 #21


Hymnal 1982 #22

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #356


Hymnal #356

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Hymnal #356

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #10

Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #12

Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #10

Hymns Ancient and Modern #8

The Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the Church of England in Canada. Annotated ed. #d449


The Book of Common Praise #O5

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The Christian Hymnal, Hymns with Tunes for the Services of the Church #176b

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #356

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The Church Hymnal #306

The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d260

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The College Hymnal #56


The Cyber Hymnal #4886

The English Hymnal #261

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #161a

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #161b

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The Hymnal #356

The Saint Dunstan Hymnal, Plainsong Hymns with Accompaniments, from the Manuscripts of the late Rev. Winfred Douglas #d51

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