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How are thy servants blest, O Lord

How are thy servants blest, O Lord

Author: Joseph Addison
Published in 304 hymnals

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1 How are Thy servants blest, O Lord!
How sure is their defence!
Eternal Wisdom is their guide,
Their help Omnipotence,
Their help Omnipotence.

2 Though by the dreadful tempest tossed
High on the broken wave,
They know Thou art not slow to hear,
Nor impotent to save,
Nor impotent to save.

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

4 In midst of dangers, fears and death,
Thy goodness I'll adore;
And praise Thee for Thy mercies past,
And humbly hope for more,
And humbly hope for more.

4 My life, while Thou preserv'st my life,
Thy sacrifice shall be;
And oh, may death, when death shall come,
Unite my soul to Thee!
Unite my soul to Thee!

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #482

Author: Joseph Addison

Addison, Joseph, born at Milston, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, May 1, 1672, was the son of the Rev. Lancelot Addison, sometime Dean of Lichfield, and author of Devotional Poems, &c, 1699. Addison was educated at the Charterhouse, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1691 and M.A. 1693. Although intended for the Church, he gave himself to the study of law and politics, and soon attained, through powerful influence, to some important posts. He was successively a Commissioner of Appeals, an Under Secretary of State, Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Chief Secretary for Ireland. He married, in 1716, the Dowager Countess of Warwick, and died at Holland House, Kensington, June 17, 1719. Addison is most widely known through… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How are thy servants blest, O Lord
Author: Joseph Addison
Place of Origin: England
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. FULBERT


SWANWICK


TIVERTON (Grigg)

Rippon credited this tune to "Rev. F. J. Grigg (d. 1768). This may refer to Joseph Grigg who died in 1768. However, it is also possible the tune was composed by Jacob Grigg, who was born in 1769 and was a fellow student with John Rippon at the Bristol Baptist College. It is also credited to Thomas G…

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