Lord, for the just Thou dost provide

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1 Lord, for the just Thou dost provide,
Thou art their sure defence;
Eternal Wisdom is their guide,
Their help, Omnipotence.

2 Though they through foreign lands should roam,
And breathe the tainted air
In burning climates, far from home,
Yet Thou, their Gad, art there.

3 Thy goodness sweetens every soil,
makes every country please;
Thou on the snowy hills dost smile,
And smooth'st the rugged seas.

4 When waves on waves, to heaven uprear'd,
Defied the pilots' art;
When terror in each face appear'd,
And sorrow in each heart;

5 To Thee I raised my humble prayer,
To snatch me from the grave:
I found Thine ear not slow to hear,
Nor short Thine arm to save.

6 Thou gav'st the word, the winds did cease,
The storms obey'd Thy will,
The raging sea was hush'd in peace,
And every wave was still.

7 For this, my life, in every state,
A life of praise shall be;
And death, when death shall be my fate.
Shall join my soul to Thee.

Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #269

Author: Joseph Addison

Addison, Joseph, born at Milston, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, May 1, 1672, was the son of the Rev. Lancelot Addison, sometime Dean of Lichfield, and author of Devotional Poems, &c, 1699. Addison was educated at the Charterhouse, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1691 and M.A. 1693. Although intended for the Church, he gave himself to the study of law and politics, and soon attained, through powerful influence, to some important posts. He was successively a Commissioner of Appeals, an Under Secretary of State, Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Chief Secretary for Ireland. He married, in 1716, the Dowager Countess of Warwick, and died at Holland House, Kensington, June 17, 1719. Addison is most widely known through… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, for the just Thou dost provide
Author: Joseph Addison
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Place of Origin: England
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Lord, for the just Thou dost provide [prepare]. Part of "How are Thy servants blest, O Lord," p. 17, i. 5.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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