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.
3. Almighty Father, hear our cry
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord Most High,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
For ever and for ever more.