479. All My Hope on God is Founded

1 All my hope on God is founded,
All my trust he shall renew;
He, my guide through changing order,
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 we fashion,
Tow'r and temple, fall to dust;
But God's pow'r
Hour by hour
Is my temple and my tower.

3 Day by day our mighty giver
Grants to us his gifts of love;
In his will our souls find pleasure,
Leading to our home above:
Love shall stand
At his hand,
Joy shall wait for his command.

4 Still from earth to God eternal
Sacrifice of praise be done;
High above all praises praising
For the gift of Christ his Son:
Hear Christ's call,
One and all,
We who follow shall not fall.

Text Information
First Line: All my hope on God is founded
Title: All My Hope on God is Founded
Author: J. Neander, 1650-1680
Translator: R. Bridges, 1844-1930 (alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Topic: Christian Living; Guide; Hope (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Herbert N. Howells, 1892-1983
Meter: 87 87 33 7
Key: F Major
Copyright: Reproduced by permission of Novello and Company Ltd.

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