1 O God of Bethel, by whose hand
thy people still are fed;
who through this earthly pilgrimage
hast all our fathers led:
2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present
before thy throne of grace:
God of our fathers! be the God
of their succeeding race.
3 Through each perplexing path of life
our wandering footsteps guide;
give us each day our daily bread,
and raiment fit provide.
4 O spread thy covering wings around,
till all our wanderings cease,
and at our Father's loved abode
our souls arrive in peace.
5 Such blessings from thy gracious hand
our humble prayers implore;
and thou shalt be our chosen God,
and portion evermore.
|First Line:||O God of Bethel! by whose hand|
|Topic:||The Living God: Our Response to God - in intercession and petition|
|Source:||Scottish Paraphrases, 1781, alt.|
|Composer:||Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806)|
|Source:||adapted Revised Church Hymnary 1927|