God Of Our Life! Thy Various Praise

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1 God of our life! Thy various praise
Let mortal voices sound;
Thy hand revolves our fleeting days,
And brings the seasons round.

2 To Thee shall annual incense rise,
Our Father and our friend;
While annual mercies from the skies
In genial streams descend.

3 In every scene of life, Thy care,
In every age, we see;
And constant as Thy favors are,
So let our praises be.

4 Still may Thy love, in every scene,
To every age appear;
And let the same compassion deign
To bless the opening year.

5 O keep this foolish heart of mine
From anxious passions free,
Teach me each comfort to resign,
And trust my all to Thee.

6 If mercy smile, let mercy bring
My wandering soul to God;
And in affliction I shall sing,
If Thou wilt bless the rod.

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

Heginbothom, Ottiwell, born in 1744, and died in 1768, was for a short time the Minister of a Nonconformist congregation at Sudbury, Suffolk. The political and religious disputes which agitated the congregation, in the origin of which he had no part, and which resulted in a secession and the erection of another chapel, so preyed upon his mind, and affected his health, that his pastorate terminated with his death within three years of his appointment. His earliest hymn, "When sickness shakes the languid corse [frame]," was printed in the Christian Magazine, Feb. 1763. In 1791 the Rev. John Mead Ray communicated several of Heginbothom's hymns to the Protestant Magazine; and in the same year, these and others to the number of 25, were publishe… Go to person page >

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First Line: God of our lives, thy various praise
Title: God Of Our Life! Thy Various Praise
Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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