Christ My Song - 290
Almighty King! whose wondrous hand - Grace and Providence (William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Grace and Providence.
2. Thy providence supplies my food,
and 'tis thy blessing makes it good;
my soul is nourished by thy word,
let soul and body praise the Lord.
3. My streams of outward comfort came
from him who built this earthly frame:
whate'er I want his bounty gives,
by whom my soul for ever lives.
4. Either his hand preserves from pain,
or, if I feel it, heals again;
from Satan's malice shields my breast,
or overrules it for the best.
5. Forgive the song that falls so low
beneath the gratitude I owe!
It means thy praise, however poor;
an angel's song can do no more.
William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 269.