O strength and stay (John Bacchus Dykes)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-26)  CPDL #61058:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-10-26).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 99 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
  • (Posted 2020-10-26)  CPDL #61057:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-10-26).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2010-08-28)  CPDL #22220:         
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.

General Information

Title: O strength and stay (tune STRENGTH AND STAY)
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Tune: Strength and stay
Lyricists: John Ellerton and Fenton John Anthony Hort

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 11 10. 11 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1.
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;

2.
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.

3.
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.