Scripture Verse

I am the God of Bethel. Genesis 31:13


Edward J. Hopkins

Words: Verses 1–4, Phi­lip Dodd­ridge, 1737; re­cast by John Lo­gan, 1781. Verse 5 is by an un­known Scot­tish au­thor.

Music: St. Hugh (Hop­kins) Ed­ward J. Hop­kins, 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Philip Doddridge


O God of Bethel, by whose hand
Thy people still are fed,
Who through this weary pilgrimage
Hast all our fathers led.

Our vows, our prayers, we now present
Before Thy throne of grace;
God of our fathers, be the God
Of their succeeding race.

Through each perplexing path of life
Our wandering footsteps guide;
Give us each day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide.

O spread Thy covering wings around
Till all our wanderings cease,
And at our Father’s loved abode
Our souls arrive in peace.

Such blessings from Thy gracious hand
Our humble prayers implore;
And Thou shalt be our chosen God,
And portion evermore.