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Comfort in the Promises

O God, to thee we raise our eyes

Author: Charlotte Richardson
Tune: YORK (Barnes)
Published in 21 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O God, to thee we raise our eyes;
Calm resignation we implore;
O let no murmuring thought arise,
But humbly let us still adore.

2 With meek submission may we bear
Each needful cross thou shalt ordain;
Nor think our trials too severe,
Nor dare thy justice to arraign.

3 For though mysterious now thy ways
To erring mortals may appear,
Hereafter we thy name shall praise
For all our keenest sufferings here.

4 Thy needful help, O God, afford,
Nor let us sink in deep despair;
Aid us to trust thy sacred word,
And find our sweetest comfort there.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #717

Author: Charlotte Richardson

Richardson, Charlotte, née Smith, an American, was born of poor parents in 1775. In 1802 she was married to a Mr. Richardson, who died two years after. In 1806 several of her poetical compositions were published as Poems written on Different Subjects. From this work the hymn "0 God, to Thee we raise our eyes" (Resignation) is taken. It is altered from a poem on the death of her husband. (Nutter's Hymn Studies, &c, 1884.) --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God, to thee we raise our eyes
Title: Comfort in the Promises
Author: Charlotte Richardson
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)
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A Collection of Hymns #336

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #760

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #272

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Christian Hymns #399

Hymnal and Ritual Services for the Union Gospel Church #d66

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #632

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #632

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d107

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #760

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d772

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New Hymn and Tune book #139a

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New Hymn and Tune Book #139a

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d325

Songs for the Lord's House #d308

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The Heart and Voice #22c

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #385

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #385

The Philharmonia #d309

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #717

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The Woman's Hymnal #37

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