19. All my hope on God is founded

1 All my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew.
Me through change and chance he guideth,
only good and only true.
God unknown, he alone
calls my heart to be his own.

2 Human pride and earthly glory,
sword and crown betray his trust;
what with care and toil he buildeth,
tow'r and temple, fall to dust.
But God's power, hour by hour,
is my temple and my towe'r.

3 God's great goodness aye endureth,
deep his wisdom, passing thought:
splendour, light and life attend him,
beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore, from his store
new-born worlds rise and adore.

4 Still from earth to God eternal
sacrifice of praise be done,
high above all praises praising
for the gift of Christ his Son.
Christ doth call one and all:
ye who follow shall not fall.

Text Information
First Line: All my hope on God is founded
Title: All my hope on God is founded
German Title: Meine Hoffnung stehet feste
Paraphraser: Robert Bridges, 1844-1930 (alt.)
Author: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680
Meter: 87 87 33 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Faith, Trust and Commitment; Grace and Providence; Hope and Consolation (18 more...)
Copyright: © Oxford University Press from "The Yattendon Hymnal"
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Herbert Howells, 1829-1983
Meter: 87 87 33 7
Key: F Major
Copyright: © Novello & Co Ltd.

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