It is the Lord, my Saviour's hand

It is the Lord, my Saviour's hand

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1' Tis the Lord our Saviour's hand
Weakens our strength amidst the race;
Disease and death at his command
Arrest us, and cut short our days.

2 Spare us, O Lord, aloud we pray;
Nor let our sun go down at noon;
Thy years are one eternal day;
And must thy children die so soon!

3 Yet in the midst of death and grief
This thought our sorrow should assuage;
"Our Father and our Saviour live;
"CHRIST is the same thro' ev'ry age."

4 'Twas he this earth's foundation laid;
Heav'n is the building of his hand;
This earth grows old, these heav'ns shall fade,
And all be chang'd at his command.

5 The starry curtains of the sky,
Like garments, shall be laid aside;
But still thy throne stands firm on high,
Thy church for ever must abide.

6 Before thy face thy church shall live;
And on thy throne thy children reign;
This dying world shall they survive,
And the dead saints be rais'd again.

Source: The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CIIc

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First Line: It is the Lord, my Saviour's hand