My helper, God! I bless his nameAuthor: Philip Doddridge
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1 My helper, God! I bless His name,
The same His power, His grace the same,
The tokens of His friendly care care
Open, and crown, and close the year.
2 I ’midst ten thousand dangers stand,
Supported by His guardian hand;
And see, when I survey my ways,
Ten thousand monuments of praise.
3 Thus far His arm has led me on;
Thus far I make His mercy known;
And, while I tread this desert land,
New mercies shall new songs demand.
4 My grateful soul, on Jordan’s shore,
Shall raise one sacred pillar more,
Then bear, in His bright courts above,
Inscriptions of immortal love.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11624
My Helper, God, I bless His name. P. Doddridge. [New Year.] This hymn is almost entirely unknown under its original first line, but altered as "Our Helper, God, we bless His [Thy] name," it is found in several collections, including Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884. It was first published in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 19, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Ebenezer, or God's helping hand review'd and acknowledged. 1 Sam. vii. 12. For New Year's day." It is also in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 23.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #11624||My Helper, God! I Bless His Name||My helper, God! I bless His name||LOUVAN||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||LM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures</cite>, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|