77. How are thy servants blest, O Lord!

1 How are thy servants blest, O Lord!
How sure is their defense!
Eternal wisdom is their guide,
Their help omnipotence.

2 In foreign realms, and lands remote,
Supported by thy care,
Through burning climes they pass unhurt,
And breathe in tainted air.

3 When by the dreadful tempest borne
High on the broken wave,
They know thou art not slow to hear,
Nor impotent to save.

4 The storm is laid, the winds retire,
Obedient to thy will;
The sea that roars at thy command,
At thy command is still.

5 In midst of dangers, fears, and deaths,
Thy goodness we'll adore;
We'll praise thee for thy mercies past,
And humbly hope for more.

6 Our life, while thou preservest that life,
Thy sacrifice shall be;
And death, when death shall be out lot,
Shall join our souls to thee.

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First Line: How are thy servants blest, O Lord!
Author: Addison
Publication Date: 1873
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Attributes of God: Preserver; Watchful Care
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