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O God, on thee we all depend

O God, on thee we all depend

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 15 hymnals

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1 O God! on thee we all depend,
On thy paternal care;
Thou wilt the father and the friend
In every act appear.

2 With open hand and liberal hart
Thou wilt our wants supply;
Thy heav'nly blessings still impart,
And no good thing deny.

3 Our father knows what's good and fit,
And wisdom guides his love;
To thine appointments we submit,
and ev'ry choice approve.

4 In thy paternal love and care
With cheerful hearts we trust;
Thy tender mercies boundless are,
And all thy ways are just.

5 We cannot want, while God provides;
What he ordains is best;
And Heav'n, whate'er we want besides,
Will give eternal rest.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXXVI

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

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First Line: O God, on thee we all depend
Author: Simon Browne


0 God, on Thee we all depend. S. Browne. [Confidence in God the Father.] An altered form of his "Yes, Lord, Thy children may depend," in his Hymns & Sacred Songs, 1720, Book i., No. 99. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #99

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXXVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXXVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #269

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #758

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Christian Hymns #398

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d94

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Hymns for the Use of Children #XVIII

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d324

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d256

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d253

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