Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #363: Let Others Boast How Strong They Be

Hymn #362 Hymn #364

Reliance and Devotion

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363 (C.M.) Isaac Watts

Let others boast how strong they be,

Nor death nor danger fear;

But we'll confess, O Lord, to Thee,

What feeble things we are.

Fresh as the grass our bodies stand,

And flourish bright and gay;

A blasting wind sweeps o'er the land,

And fades the grass away.

Our life contains a thousand springs,

And dies if one be gone;

Strange, that a harp of thousand strings

Should keep in tune so long!

But 'tis our God supports our frame —

The God that built us first:

Salvation to th' Almighty name

That reared us from the dust.

While we have breath, or use our tongues,

Our Maker we'll adore;

His Spirit moves our heaving lungs,

Or they would breathe no more.

Hymn #362 Hymn #364