157. 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 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 God's great goodness aye endureth;
deep his wisdom, passing thought.
Splendor, light, and life attend him,
beauty springeth out of nought.
Evermore from his store
newborn 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 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
Author: Robert Seymour Bridges
Meter: 8.7.8.7.33.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680, alt. (based on a hymn by )
Tune Information
Name: MICHAEL
Composer: Herbert Howells (1930, 1977)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.33.7
Key: F Major
Copyright: Reproduced by permission of Novello & Co., Ltd.



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