Thou art my hope, O Lord God: Thou art my trust from my youth.@Psalm 71:5
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Alexander R. Reinagle (1799-1877)

Michael Bruce (1746-1767).

St. Peter (Reinagle) Alexander R. Reinagle, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Almighty Father of mankind,
On Thee our hopes remain;
And when the day of trouble comes
I shall not trust in vain.

In early years Thou wast my guide,
And of my youth the friend;
And as my days began with Thee,
With Thee my days shall end.

I know the power in whom I trust,
The arm on which I lean;
He will my Savior ever be
Who has my Savior been.

My God, who causedst me to hope
When life began to beat,
And, when a stranger in the world,
Didst guide my wandering feet.

Thou wilt not cast me off when age
And evil days descend;
Thou wilt not leave me in despair
To mourn my latter end.

Therefore in life I’ll trust in Thee,
In death I will adore;
And after death will sing Thy praise
When time shall be no more.