O God of truth, O Lord of might


O God of truth, O Lord of might,
who ord'rest tim and change aright,
and send'st the early morning ray,
and light'st the glow of perfect day:

Extinguish thou each sinful fire,
and banish every ill desire;
and while thou keep's the body whole,
shed forth thy peace upon the soul.

O Father, that we ask be done,
through Jesus Christ, thine only Son,
who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
doth live and reign eternally.


Words: Ambrose of Milan (340-397);
trans. John Mason Neale, 1851

Music: Song 34, Warrington, Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus, Rector potens, verax Deus, Jam lucis, Vetter

Meter: LM

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