Author of the Lyrics
The author of the motivational
words of the "O God of Bethel by Whose Hand" lyrics, Philip Doddridge (June 26, 1702-October 26, 1751),
was born in London, England and
achieved fame as a Hymn writer and pastor of an independent congregation for dissenting ministers.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "O God of Bethel by Whose Hand", Edward John Hopkins (June 30, 1818-February 4, 1901),
was born in Westminster, London, England and
became famous as a composer, Church organist and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: O God of Bethel by Whose Hand
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Philip Doddridge (June 26, 1702
to October 26, 1751)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Edward John Hopkins (June 30, 1818 to
February 4, 1901)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "O God of Bethel, by Whose hand Thy people still are fed"
First Publication Date:
O God of Bethel by Whose Hand Lyrics
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.