584. All my hope on God is founded

1 All my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew.
Me through change and chance he guideth,
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 his trust;
what with care and toil he buildeth,
tower and temple, fall to dust.
But God's power,
hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower.

3 God's great goodness aye endureth,
deep his wisdom, passing thought:
splendour, light, and life attend him,
beauty springeth out of naught.
from his store
new-born worlds rise and adore.

4 Daily doth th' Almighty giver
bounteous gifts on us bestow;
his desire our soul delighteth,
pleasure leads us where we go.
Love doth stand
at his hand;
joy doth wait on 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.
Christ doth call
one and all:
ye who follow shall not fall.

Text Information
First Line: All my hope on God is founded
Author: Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930)
Author: Joachim Neander (1650-1680)
Meter: 87 87 337
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Assurance; Change; Discipleship (10 more...)
Source: Based on Meine Hoffnung stehet feste, by Joachim Neander (1650-1680)
Tune Information
Composer: Herbert Norman Howells (1892-1983)
Composer (descant): Stephen Farr
Meter: 87 87 337
Key: F Major
Copyright: © Chester Music and Novello & Co, 14-15 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ UK Permission applied for.

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