560b. All my hope on God is founded

1 All my hope on God is founded;
all my trust he will renew,
through all 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 our trust;
all we build with care and labour,
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 Daily the almighty giver
will his bounteous gifts bestow;
in his will our souls find pleasure,
leading us where'er we go.
Love will stand
at his hand,
joy shall wait for 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.
Hear Christ call
one and all:
those who follow shall not fall.

Text Information
First Line: All my hope on God is founded
Paraphraser: Robert Bridges, 1844-1930 (alt.)
Author: Joachim Neander
Meter: 87.87.337
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adversity; Confession of Faith; Confirmation Service (10 more...)
Copyright: Words from "Yattendon Hymnal" by permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 87.87.337
Key: b minor
Source: Later form of melody from Joachim Neander's 'Alpha and Omega', 1680

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