1 Lord! we adore thy wondrous name;
And make that name our trust,
Which rais'd at first this curious frame
From mean and lifeless dust.
2 Awhile these frail machines endure,
The fabric of a day;
Then, know their vital pow'rs no more,
But moulder back to clay.
3 Yet, Lord! whate'er is felt or fear'd,
This thought is our repose,
That he, by whom our frame was rear'd,
Its various frailties knows.
4 Thou view'st us with a pitying eye,
While struggling with our load;
In pains and dangers thou art nigh,
Our Father, and our God.
5 Gently supported by thy love,
We tend to realms of peace;
Where ev'ry pain shall far remove,
And ev'ry weakness cease.
Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #483
Lord, we adore Thy wondrous Name. P. Doddridge. Divine Compassion.] Written Oct. 29,1735 (D. MSS. No. v.), and published in Job Orton's edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 55, iu 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 68. The original heading is "The frailties of human nature, and God's gracious regard to it. Psalms ciii. 14." In modern hymn-books it is usually abbreviated.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)