My God, my only help and hope

My God, my only help and hope

Author: John Mason
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

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 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.

3 In Thee I live and move and am;
Thou deal’st me out my days;
As Thou renew’st my being, Lord,
Let me renew Thy praise.

4 Let me be ever good to Thine,
Who art so good to me;
Let Thine be mine, and mine be Thine,
And they twice mine shall be.

5 I have a God that changeth not,
Why should I be perplexed?
My God that owns me in this world,
Will own me in the next.

6 Go fearless, then, my soul, with God
Into another room;
Thou, who hast walkèd with Him here,
Go see Thy God at home.

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom of God: with Tunes #268

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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First Line: My God, my only help and hope
Author: John Mason
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d174

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #268

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