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498. O God of Bethel, by whose hand

1 O God of Bethel, by whose hand
Thy people still are fed,
Who through this weary pilgrimage
Hast all our fathers led.

2 Our vows, our pray'rs, we now present
Before thy Throne of grace;
God of our fathers, be the God
Of their succeeding race.

3 Through each perplexing path of life
Our wand'ring footsteps guide;
Give us each day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide.

4 O spread thy cov'ring wings around
Till all our wand'rings cease
And at our Father's loved abode
Our souls arrive in peace.

5 Such blessings from thy gracious hand
Our humble pray'rs implore;
And thou shalt be our chosen God,
And portion evermore.


Text Information
First Line: O God of Bethel, by whose hand
Author: Philip Doddridge (1737)
Author: John Logan (1781)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Genesis 28:15
Topic: Christian Life: Pilgrimage and Guidance; Ministry: Ordination; Supplication: For Guidance (2 more...)
Source: St. 5 added in Scottish Paraphrases, 1781
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Albert L. Peace (1885)
Meter: C. M.
Key: E♭ Major

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