The eternal God is thy refuge.@Deuteronomy 33:27
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William Tans’ur (1700-1783)

James Merrick, Poems on Sacred Subjects 1763.

Bangor William Tans’ur, 1734 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Eternal God, we look to Thee,
To Thee for help we fly;
Thine eye alone our wants can see,
Thy hand alone supply.

Lord, let Thy fear within us dwell,
Thy love our footsteps guide;
That love will all vain love expel;
That fear, all fear betide.

Not what we wish, but what we want,
O let Thy grace supply;
The good, unmasked, in mercy grant;
The ill, though asked, deny.