This is the text as it appears in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867):
O God of Life, Whose Power benign
Doth o’er the world in mercy shine,
Accept our praise, for we are Thine.
O Father, all-creating(1) Lord,
Be Thou by every tongue(2) implored,
Be Thou by every heart adored.(3)
O Son of God, for sinners slain,
We bless Thee, Lord, Whose dying Pain
For us did endless Life regain.
O Holy Ghost, Whose guardian Care
Doth us for heavenly joys prepare,
May we in Thy Communion share.
O Holy Blessèd Trinity!
With faith we sinners bow to Thee;
In heaven and earth(5) exalted be. Amen.
Words: Arthur Toker Russell, 1848.
Tune: “St. Aidan” F.R. Grey, 1813-1890.
Hymns Ancient and Modern notes that the following are the original words that were altered in that hymnal:
(2) in every land
(3) with faith by all implored.
(4) us, O God,