203. 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 Mortal pride and earthly glory,
Sword and crown betray our trust;
Though with care and toil we build them,
Tow'r and temple fall to dust.
But God's pow'r,
Hour by hour,
Is my temple and my tow'r.

3 Daily doth th'almighty Giver
Bounteous gifts on us bestow;
His desire our soul delighteth,
Pleasure leads us where we go.
Love doth stand
At His hand;
Joy doth wait on 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.
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
Author: J. Neander, 1650-80
Paraphraser: R. S. Bridges, 1844-1930 (alt.)
Meter: 8787 337
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Epiphany 4
Tune Information
Composer: H. Howells, 1892-1983
Meter: 8787 337
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1968 Reprinted by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP) o/b/o Novello & Co., Ltd. Used by permission.

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