119. Great God, We Sing That Mighty Hand

1 Great God, we sing that mighty hand
By which supported still we stand.
The op'ning year Thy mercy shows;
Let mercy crowns it till it close.

2 By day, by night, at home, abroad,
Still we are guarded by our God,
By His incessant bounty fed,
By His unerring counsel led.

3 With grateful hearts the past we own;
The future, all to us unknown,
We to Thy guardian care commit
And, peaceful, leave before Thy feet.

4 In scenes exalted or depressed,
Be Thou our Joy, and Thou our Rest.
Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise,
Adored through all our changing days.

5 When death shall interrupt our songs
And seal in silence mortal tongues,
Our Helper, God, in whom we trust,
In better words our soul shall boast.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Great God, we sing that mighty hand
Title: Great God, We Sing That Mighty Hand
Author: Philip Doddridge (1755, alt.)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: New Year
Tune Information
Name: MENDON
Arranger: Samuel Dyer (1828)
Meter: L.M.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: German melody



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