Joseph Addison

(1672-1719 / England)

How Are Thy Servants Blest, O Lord!

Poem by Joseph Addison

How are Thy servants blest, O Lord!
How sure is their defense!
Eternal wisdom is their guide,
Their help Omnipotence.

In foreign realms, and lands remote,
Supported by Thy care,
Through burning climes they pass unhurt,
And breathe in tainted air.

When by the dreadful tempest borne
High on the broken wave,
They know Thou art not slow to her,
Nor impotent to save.

The storm is laid, the winds retire,
Obedient to Thy will,
The sea, that roars at Thy command,
At Thy command is still.

From all our griefs and fears, O Lord,
Thy mercy sets us free;
While in the confidence of prayer
Our hearts take hold on Thee.

In midst of dangers, fears and death,
Thy goodness we adore;
We praise Thee for Thy mercies past,
And humbly hope for more

Our life, while Thou preservest life,
A sacrifice shall be;
And death, when death shall be our lot,
Shall join our souls to Thee.


Comments about How Are Thy Servants Blest, O Lord! by Joseph Addison

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (3/5/2020 11:25:00 AM)

    From all our griefs and fears, O Lord,
    Thy mercy sets us free;
    While in the confidence of prayer
    Our hearts take hold on Thee. very religious and spiritual poem. thank u dear poet. to ny(Report)Reply

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  • Matt Lilley (3/5/2020 7:06:00 AM)

    my cat was dirty and itchy so i put it in the washing machine and now its dead how do i stop it from being dead? ?(Report)Reply

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  • black man (3/5/2020 7:06:00 AM)

    my cat was dirty and itchy so i put it in the washing machine and now its dead
    how do i stop it from being dead? ?(Report)Reply

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  • Salmani (3/5/2020 7:04:00 AM)

    i am on the run for mass genocide(Report)Reply

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  • Matt Lilley (3/5/2020 6:56:00 AM)

    my itches a lot because i like it itchy(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/5/2019 9:59:00 PM)

    A grand devotional song praising the majesty, benevolence and bounties of the almighty God and His blessings on human beings that help them to pass through all hardships unhurt.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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