It is the Lord, my Saviour's handPublished in 3 hymnals
1' Tis the Lord our Saviour's hand
Weakens our strength amidst the race;
Disease and death at his command
Arrest us, and cut short our days.
2 Spare us, O Lord, aloud we pray;
Nor let our sun go down at noon;
Thy years are one eternal day;
And must thy children die so soon!
3 Yet in the midst of death and grief
This thought our sorrow should assuage;
"Our Father and our Saviour live;
"CHRIST is the same thro' ev'ry age."
4 'Twas he this earth's foundation laid;
Heav'n is the building of his hand;
This earth grows old, these heav'ns shall fade,
And all be chang'd at his command.
5 The starry curtains of the sky,
Like garments, shall be laid aside;
But still thy throne stands firm on high,
Thy church for ever must abide.
6 Before thy face thy church shall live;
And on thy throne thy children reign;
This dying world shall they survive,
And the dead saints be rais'd again.
Source: The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CIIc
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #856||It is the Lord our Saviour's hand||It is the Lord our Saviour's hand||1858|
|The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CIIc||Man's Mortality, and CHRIST"s Eternity; or, Saints die, but CHRIST and the Church live||'Tis the Lord our Saviour's hand||Long Metre||Psalm 102:23-28||1780|
|The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #102c||'Tis the Lord our Saviour's hand||'Tis the Lord our Saviour's hand||1842|