My God, my only help and hope

My God, my only help and hope

Author: John Mason
Tune: WESTMINSTER (Turle)
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 My God, my only Help and Hope,
My strong and sure Defence,
For all my safety and my peace
I bless Thy Providence.

2 The daily favors of my God
I cannot sing at large:
Yet let memake this holy boast,
I am the Almighty's charge.

3 Lord, in the day Thou art about
The paths wherein I tread;
And in the night, when I lie down,
Thou art about my bed.

4 Naked I came into the world,
And nothing with me brought;
And nothing have I here deserved,
Yet have I lack├ęd nought.

5 I do not bless my laboring hand,
My laboring head, or chance;
The Providence, most gracious God,
Is mine inheritance.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #88

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

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A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d174
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d176
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #88Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #88TextPage Scan
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #85Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d369



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