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BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD




Naked as from the earth we came,
and entered life at first;
Naked we to the earth return,
and mix with kindred dust.


Whate’er we fondly call our own
belongs to heaven’s great Lord;
The blessings lent us for a day
are soon to be restored.


’Tis God that lifts our comforts high,
or sinks them in the grave:
He gives; and, when he takes away,
he takes but what he gave.


Then, ever blessed be his name!
his goodness swelled our store;
His justice but resumes its own;
Still we the Lord adore.


---Alternative verses---


Then, ever blessed be his name!
his goodness swelled our store;
His justice but resumes its own;
’tis ours still to adore.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Job 1:21;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1866# 935
      MUSIC
      Name: PETERBOROUGH
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1786,1791
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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