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OUR CONSTANT FRIEND




To God, the mighty Lord,
your joyful thanks repeat;
To him due praise afford,
as good as he is great.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


To him whose wondrous power
all other gods obey,
Whom earthly kings adore,
this grateful homage pay.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


By his almighty hand
amazing works are wrought;
The heavens by his command
were to perfection brought.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


He spread the ocean round
about the spacious land;
And made the rising ground
above the waters stand.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


Through heaven he did display
his numerous hosts of light;
The sun to rule by day,
the moon and stars by night,
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


He struck the first-born dead
of Egypt's stubborn land;
And thence his people led
with his resistless hand.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


By him the raging sea,
as if in pieces rent,
Disclosed a middle way,
through which his people went.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


Where soon he overthrew
proud Pharaoh and his host,
Who, daring to pursue,
were in the billows lost.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


Through deserts vast and wild
he led the chosen seed;
And famous princes foiled,
and made great monarchs bleed.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


Sihon, whose potent hand
great Ammon's sceptre swayed;
And Or, whose stern command
rich Bashan's land obeyed,
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


And of his wondrous grace,
their lands, whom he destroyed,
He gave to Israel's race,
to be by them enjoyed.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


He, in our depth of woes,
on us with favour thought,
And from our cruel foes
in peace and safety brought.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


He does the food supply
on which all creatures live:
To God who reigns on high
eternal praises give.
For God will prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


---Alternative verses---


God spread the ocean round
about the spacious land;
And made the rising ground
above the waters stand.
For God does prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.


He, in our depth of woes,
on us with favour thought,
And from our deadly foes
in peace and safety brought.
For God doth prove our constant friend;
His boundless love shall never end.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1696,1821
      Bible Refs: Ps 136;
      MUSIC
      Name: WALFORD
      Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8
      Writer(s):
      Dates:
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      LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
      # 199A
      ALTERNATIVE TUNES
      Name meter
      6 6 6 6 8 8
      6 6 6 6 8 8
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