137. God our Portion here and hereafter

1 God, my supporter and my hope,
My help forever near,
Thine arm of mercy held me up
When sinking in despair.

2 Thy counsels, Lord, shall guide my feet
Through life's bewildered race;
Thine hand conduct me near thy seat,
To dwell before thy face.

3 Were I in heaven without my God,
'Twould be no joy to me;
And whilst this earth is my abode,
I long for none but thee.

4 What if the springs of life were broke,
And flesh and heart should faint,
God is my soul's eternal rock,
The strength of every saint.

5 Behold the sinners that remove
Far from thy presence die;
Not all the idol gods they love
Can save them when they cry.

6 But to draw near to thee, my God,
Shall be my sweet employ;
My tongue shall sound thy works abroad,
And tell the world my joy.

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First Line: God, my supporter and my hope
Title: God our Portion here and hereafter
Meter: Common Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1786
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Topic: Afflicted Saints happy; Delight: in God; God: our portion here and hereafter (3 more...)
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