71. The Lord Hath Helped Me Hitherto

1 The Lord hath helped me hitherto
By His surpassing favor;
His mercies ev'ry morn were new,
His kindness did not waver.
God hitherto hath been my Guide,
Hath pleasures hitherto supplied,
And hitherto hath helped me.

2 I praise and thank Thee, Lord, my God,
For Thine abundant blessing
Which heretofore Thou hast bestowed
And I am still possessing.
Inscribe this on my memory:
The Lord hath done great things for me
And graciously hath helped me.

3 Help me henceforth, O God of grace,
Help me on each occasion,
Help me in each and ev'ry place,
Help me through Jesus' Passion;
Help me in life and death, O God,
Help me through Jesus' dying blood;
Help me as Thou hast helped me.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord hath helped me hitherto
Title: The Lord Hath Helped Me Hitherto
German Title: Bis hieher hat mich Gott gebracht
Author: A. Juliane, 1637-1706
Translator: A. Crull, 1846-1923
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 87 87 887
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer (attr.): N. Decius, c. 1485-aft. 1546
Meter: 87 87 887
Key: F Major or modal

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