655. All My Hope on God Is Founded

1 All my hope on God is founded;
who doth still my trust renew:
I through change and chance am guided,
only good and only true.
God unknown,
God alone
calls my heart eternally home.

2 Human pride and earthly glory,
sword and crown, betray our trust;
what with care and toil is built up,
tower and temple, fall to dust.
But God's power,
hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower.

3 Daily doth the almighty giver
bounteous gifts on us bestow.
God's desire our soul delighteth,
pleasure leads us where we go.
Love doth stand
hand in hand;
joy doth wait on God's command.

4 God's great goodness eye endureth,
deepest wisdom, passing thought:
splendour, light and life attending,
beauty springeth out of naught.
from God's store
new-born worlds rise and adore.

Text Information
First Line: All my hope on God is founded
Title: All My Hope on God Is Founded
Author: Robert Bridges (1899, alt.)
Author: Joachim Neander (1680)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 3 3 7
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Church in the World: Commitment: Trust; Building/Bridge; Calling and Response (20 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Herbert Howells (1930, 1977)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 3 3 7
Key: F Major
Copyright: Music copyright © 1968 Novello and Company Ltd. Reprinted by permission of Music Sales Corporation.

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