535Genesis 28:20-21CM
O GOD of Bethel, by Whose hand
   Thy people still are fed;
Who through this earthly pilgrimage
    Hast all our fathers led;
2  Our vows, our prayers, we now present
    Before Thy throne of grace;
God of our fathers, be the God
    Of their succeeding race.
3  Through each perplexing path of life
    Our wandering footsteps guide:
Give us each day our daily bread,
    And raiment fit provide.
4  O, spread Thy covering wings around,
    Till all our wanderings cease,
And at our Father’s loved abode
    Our souls arrive in peace.
5  Such blessings from Thy gracious hand
    Our humble prayers implore;
And Thou shalt be our chosen God
    And portion evermore.
Philip Doddridge, 1702-51,
Scottish Revision, 1781