468. God of our life, to thee we call

1 God of our life, to thee we call,
afflicted at thy feet we fall;
when the great water-floods prevail,
leave not our trembling hearts to fail.

2 Friend of the friendless and the saint,
Where should we lodge our deep complaint?
Where but with thee, whose open door
invites the helpless and the poor?

3 Did ever mourner plead with thee,
and thou refuse that mourner’s plea?
Does not the Word still fixed remain,
that none shall seek thy face in vain?

4 Then hear, O Lord, our humble cry,
and bend on us thy pitying eye:
to thee their prayer thy people make,
hear us for our Redeemer's sake.

Text Information
First Line: God of our life, to thee we call
Author: William Cowper, 1731-1809
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: General Hymns: Trust in God
Tune Information
Composer: George Cooper, 1820-1876
Meter: L.M.
Key: E♭ Major

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