757. All My Hope on God Is Founded

1 All my hope on God is founded
who will all my trust renew,
who through change and chance will guide me,
only good and only true.
God unknown,
God alone,
call my heart to be thine own.

2 Mortal pride and earthly glory,
sword and crown betray our trust;
what with care and toil we fashion,
tow'r and temple, fall to dust.
But thy pow'r,
hour by hour,
is my temple and my tow'r.

3 Great thy goodness, e'er enduring;
deep thy wisdom, passing thought;
splendor, light, and life attend thee,
beauty springing out of naught.
from thy 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 God's own 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
Author: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680
Paraphaser: Robert Bridges, 1844-1930 (alt.)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 3 3 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Trust, Guidance; Nation
Tune Information
Composer: Herbert Howells, 1892-1983
Meter: 8 7 8 7 3 3 7
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1968 Novello & Co., Ltd., London

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