650. O God of Bethel

1 O God of Bethel, by whose hand
your people still are fed;
who through this earthly pilgrimage
have all your servants led:

2 our vows, our prayers, we now present
before your throne of grace.
God of past ages, be the God
of each succeeding race.

3 Through each perplexing path of life
our wandering footsteps guide;
give us each day our daily bread,
and shelter fit provide.

4 O spread your covering wings around,
till all our wanderings cease,
and at our God's beloved abode
our souls arrive in peace.

Text Information
First Line: O God of Bethel, by whose hand
Title: O God of Bethel
Author: Philip Doddridge (1736)
Author: John Logan (1781, alt.)
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Church in the World: Commitment: Pilgrimage; Biblical Places: Bethel; Church Anniversaries (23 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Michael Haydn (ca. 1806, adapt.)
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Key: D Major
Notes: Alt setting: #351

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