268. O God of Bethel! by whose hand

1 O God of Bethel! by whose hand
thy people still are fed,
who through this earthly pilgrimage
hast all our fathers led:

2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present
before thy throne of grace:
God of our fathers! be the God
of their succeeding race.

3 Through each perplexing path of life
our wandering footsteps guide;
give us each day our daily bread,
and raiment fit provide.

4 O spread thy covering wings around,
till all our wanderings cease,
and at our Father's loved abode
our souls arrive in peace.

5 Such blessings from thy gracious hand
our humble prayers implore;
and thou shalt be our chosen God,
and portion evermore.

Text Information
First Line: O God of Bethel! by whose hand
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ;
Topic: The Living God: Our Response to God - in intercession and petition; Our Response to God: in intercession and petition; Church: unity and ecumenism (2 more...)
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, 1781, alt.
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: adapted Revised Church Hymnary 1927

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