All my hope on God is founded (Michael)


All my hope on God is founded;
He doth still my trust renew,
Me through change and chance He guideth,
Only good and only true.
God unknown, He alone
Calls my heart to be His own.

Human pride and earthly glory,
Sword and crown betray His trust;
What with care and toil He buildeth,
Tower and temple fall to dust.
But God’s power, hour by hour,
Is my temple and my tower.

God’s great goodness aye endureth,
Deep His wisdom, passing thought:
Splendour, light and life attend him,
Beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore, from His store,
Newborn worlds rise and adore.

Still from man to God eternal
Sacrifice of praise be done,
High above all praises praising
For the gift of Christ, His Son.
Christ doth call one and all:
Ye who follow shall not fall.


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  • Tune: Michael
  • Meter: 87 87 33 7
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Composer: Herbert Howells (1892 – 1983)
  • Lyricist: Joachim Neander (1650 – 1680) German original Translator: Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930)
  • Music © 1969 Novello and Co. Limited
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955).
  • IRSC: UKTU21900013
  • UPC: 5060707370122

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem (Neander – Unser Herrscher)

  • Tune: Neander (Unser Herrscher)
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional German
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Ascension
  • Composer: Joachim Neander (1640 – 1680)
  • Lyricist: John Hupton (1762 – 1849) and Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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Lyrics for Hymn: Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem,
Cleave the skies with shouts of praise;
Sing to Him Who found the ransom,
Ancient of eternal days,
God of God, the Word Incarnate,
Whom the heaven of heaven obeys.

Ere He raised the lofty mountains,
Formed the seas, or built the sky,
Love eternal, free and boundless,
Moved the Lord of Life to die,
Foreordained the Prince of Princes
For the throne of Calvary.

There, for us and our redemption,
See Him all His life blood pour!
There He wins our full salvation,
Dies that we may die no more;
Then arising, lives forever,
Reigning where He was before.

High on yon celestial mountains
Stands His sapphire throne, all bright,
Midst unending alleluias
Bursting from the sons of light;
Sion’s people tell His praises,
Victor after hard won fight.

Bring your harps, and bring your incense,
Sweep the string and pour the lay;
Let the earth proclaim His wonders,
King of that celestial day;
He the Lamb once slain is worthy,
Who was dead and lives for ay.

Laud and honour to the Father,
Laud and honour to the Son,
Laud and honour to the Spirit,
Ever Three and ever One,
Consubstantial, co-eternal,
While unending ages run.