333. 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 Pride of man and earthly glory,
Sword and crown betray his trust;
What with care and toil he buildeth,
Tower and temple, fall to dust
But God's power,
Hour by hour,
Is my temple and my tower.

3 God's great goodness aye endureth,
Deep his wisdom, passing thought:
Splendour, light and life attend him,
Beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore
From his store
New-born worlds rise and adore.

4 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.

5 Still from man 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
Paraphraser: Robert Bridges, 1844-1930
Author: J. Neander, 1650-80
Meter: 87 87 33 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Lent
Source: German
Tune Information
Name: MICHAEL
Composer: Herbert Howells, 1892-1983
Meter: 87 87 33 7
Key: F Major
Copyright: By permission of Novello & Co. Ltd/Music Sales



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