God opens wide his hand

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1. God opens wide His hand,
In this our native land,
Year after year.
From His abundant store
He giveth evermore,
Pressed down and running o’er,
Our hearts to cheer.

2. What though the earth may quake,
And hills, and mountains shake,
He lives and reigns.
The oceans ebb and flow,
The seasons come and go,
His Word no change can know,
His truth remains.

3. That spring-time shall not cease,
And summer yield increase,
Whilst autumn brings
From fields the golden grain,
From orchards fruits again,
Our frail lives to sustain,
God’s choicest things.

4. To Him who governs all,
And notes a sparrow’s fall,
All nations’ king,
We will from shore to shore,
Our loving Lord adore,
Till time shall be no more,
His praises sing.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1901

Author: William James

19th Century We have little data on James, except that his hymns appeared in Hymns of Christian Endeavor, edited by S. W. Adriance (Boston, Massachusetts: The United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1888). --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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Author: William James

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