87. How are Thy servants blest, O Lord!

1 How are Thy servants blest, O Lord!
How sure is their defence!
Eternal wisdom is their guide;
Their help Omnipotence.

2 From all my griefs and straits, O Lord!
Thy mercy sets me free;
Whilst in the confidence of prayer
My heart takes hold on Thee.

3 In midst of dangers, fears and death,
Thy goodness I'll adore;
And praise Thee for Thy mercies past,
And humbly hope for more.

4 My life, while Thou preserv'st my life,
Thy sacrifice shall be;
And, O, may death, when death shall come,
Unite my soul to Thee!

Text Information
First Line: How are Thy servants blest, O Lord!
Author: Joseph Addison (1712, a.)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Providence; Easter Season, Thrid Sunday
Notes: Alternate tune #67 or #82
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: B♭ Major
Notes: Composer from index; Rev. Jos. Grigg, d. 1768

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