88. My God, my only Help and Hope

1 My God, my only Help and Hope,
My strong and sure Defence,
For all my safety and my peace
I bless Thy Providence.

2 The daily favors of my God
I cannot sing at large:
Yet let memake this holy boast,
I am the Almighty's charge.

3 Lord, in the day Thou art about
The paths wherein I tread;
And in the night, when I lie down,
Thou art about my bed.

4 Naked I came into the world,
And nothing with me brought;
And nothing have I here deserved,
Yet have I lack├ęd nought.

5 I do not bless my laboring hand,
My laboring head, or chance;
The Providence, most gracious God,
Is mine inheritance.

Text Information
First Line: My God, my only Help and Hope
Author: John Mason (1683)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Providence; Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune #53 or #281
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: D Major
Notes: Composer from index: James Turle, 1852

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