124. Great God, we sing that mighty hand

1 Great God, we sing that mighty hand
by which supported still we stand;
the opening year your mercy shows,
and mercy crowns it at its close.

2 By day, by night, at home, abroad,
still we are guarded by our God;
by his incessant bounty fed,
by his unerring counsel led.

3 With grateful hearts the past we own;
the future, all to us unknown,
we to your guardian care commit,
and peaceful leave before your feet.

4 In scenes exalted or depressed,
you are our joy and you our rest;
your goodness all our hopes shall raise,
adored through all our changing days.

Text Information
First Line: Great God, we sing that mighty hand
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-51
Meter: 88.88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: New Year; Providence
Tune Information
Composer: William Knapp, 1698-1768
Meter: 88.88
Key: A Major
Notes: Later form of melody

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