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

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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)

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #99Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXXVITextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXXVIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #269Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #269Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #54Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #758Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #102Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #398Page Scan
Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d94
Hymns for the Use of Children #XVIIIPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d324
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #257Page Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d256
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d253
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