O God of Bethel by Whose Hand Lyrics
O God of Bethel, by Whose hand
Thy people still are fed,
Who through this weary pilgrimage
Hast all our fathers led.
Our vows, our prayers, we now present
Before Thy throne of grace;
God of our fathers, be the God
Of their succeeding race.
Through each perplexing path of life
Our wandering footsteps guide;
Give us each day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide.
O spread Thy covering wings around
Till all our wanderings cease,
And at our Father's loved abode
Our souls arrive in peace.
Such blessings from Thy gracious hand
Our humble prayers implore;
And Thou shalt be our chosen God,
And portion evermore.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "O God of Bethel by Whose Hand", Edward John Hopkins (June 30, 1818-February 4, 1901), was born in Westminster, London, England and became famous as a composer, Church organist and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: O God of Bethel by Whose Hand
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Philip Doddridge (June 26, 1702 to October 26, 1751)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Edward John Hopkins (June 30, 1818 to February 4, 1901)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "O God of Bethel, by Whose hand Thy people still are fed"
First Publication Date: 1737