451a. All my hope on God is founded

1 All my hope on God is founded,
all my trust he shall renew;
he, my guide through changing order,
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 his trust;
what with care and toil we fashion,
tower and temple, fall to dust;
but God's power
hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower.

3 Day by day our mighty giver
grants to us his gifts of love;
in his will our souls find pleasure,
leading to our home above:
Love shall stand
at his hand,
joy shall wait for 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:
Hear Christ's call
one and all —
we who follow shall not fall.

Text Information
First Line: All my hope on God is founded
Author: J. Neander (1650-1680)
Adapter: R. Bridges (1844-1930)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 3 3 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: Epiphany 5, Revelation: The Wisdom of God; God's Church: Hope and Confidence; Pentecost 21: The Christian Hope (2 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 8 7 8 7 3 3 7
Key: b minor
Source: J. Neander's Alpha and Omega 1680
Notes: Alternative tune: MICHAEL (451b)

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