1 Great God! where'er we pitch our tent,
Let us an altar raise;
And there, with humble frame, present
Our sacrifice of praise.
2 To thee we give our health and strength,
While health and strength shall last;
For future mercies humbly trust,
Nor e'er forget the past.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #725
Great God, where'er we pitch our tent. B. Beddome. [Family Worship.] This hymn on "Going to a new habitation," appeared in Rippon's Selection, 1787, No. 333, in 2 stanzas of 4 lines, and from thence it has passed into a few modern collections. In Beddome's (posthumous) Hymns adapted to Public Worship, 1817, it is given as stanzas iii. and iv. of the hymn, "Bless'd Lord, my wandering heart recal." The text in Rippon and in Beddome's Hymns, is slightly different. The former is that in common use.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)