192a. All my hope on God is founded

1 All my hope on God is founded;
all my trust he will renew;
safe through change and chance he guides me,
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 God's trust;
though with care and toil we build them,
tower and temple fall to dust.
But God's power,
hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower.

3 God's great goodness lasts for ever,
deep his wisdom, passing thought;
splendour, light and life attend him,
beauty springing out of naught.
from his store
new-born worlds rise and adore.

4 Day by day the mighty Giver
showers gifts on us below;
his desire our souls delight in,
pleasure leads us where we go.
See love stand
at his hand,
joy awaits at his command!

5 Still from earth to God in heaven
sacrifice of praise be done,
high above all praises praising
for the gift of Christ his Son.
Hear Christ call
one and all:
those who follow shall not fall.

Text Information
First Line: All my hope on God is founded
Author: Joachim Neander (1650-1680)
Paraphraser: Robert Bridges (1844-1930) (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 337
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Our Response to God: in adoration and gratitude; Change; Hope (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Herbert Norman Howells (1892-1983)
Meter: 87 87 337
Key: F Major
Copyright: © Novello & Co., Ltd.

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