O Thou the hope of Israel's host. [Perpetual presence of God desired.] This cento appeared in T. Gibbons's Hymns adapted to Divine Worship, &c, 1784, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It is made up of stanza i. by Gibbons, and stanzas ii.-iv. from P. Doddridge's "Come, our indulgent Saviour, come," stanzas ii., iv., v. much altered. It was repeated in the 27th edition of Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1827, No. 404, Pt. ii., and thence into later collections including Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)