I greet Thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
My only trust and Savior of my heart,
Who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
I pray Thee from our hearts all cares to take.
Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
Reigning omnipotent in every place;
So come, O King, and our whole being sway;
Shine on us with the light of Thy pure day.
Thou art the life, by which alone we live,
And all our substance and our strength receive;
Sustain us by Thy faith and by Thy power,
And give us strength in every trying hour.
Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
No harshness hast Thou and no bitterness;
O grant to us the grace we find in Thee,
That we may dwell in perfect unity.
Our hope is in no other save in Thee;
Our faith is built upon Thy promise free;
Lord, give us peace, and make us calm and sure,
That in Thy strength we evermore endure.
This hymn has been attributed to John Calvin, from the Strasbourg Psalter of 1545. One of the primary reasons for not attributing it to Calvin is that the hymn is not found in any of the later psalters. Plus, the basis of the hymn does not come from any Psalm text. (source)
According to Shine Cycle this hymn has an interesting meter to it.
An interesting feature of this hymn is its meter. You don’t see many hymns written with ten syllables per line; lines of eight, seven, or six are far more common. (“Common Meter” is 22.214.171.124, and “Long Meter” is 126.96.36.199; both of those are so common that they have those names and are referred to by them in every hymnal published in the last century and more, while 10.10.10.10, like other less-common meters, is identified only by those numbers.)