1 Maker of earth, to Thee alone
Eternal rest belongs;
And heavenly choirs around Thy throne
Pour forth their endless songs.
2 But we--ah, holy now no more!
Are doomed to toil and pain;
Yet exiles on an alien shore
May sing their country’s strain.
3 Father, whose promise binds Thee still
To heal the suppliant throng,
Grant us to mourn the deeds of ill
That banish us so long!
4 And while we mourn, in faith to rest
Upon Thy Love and care;
Till Thou restore us, with the blest,
The song of heaven to share!
|First Line:||Maker of earth, to Thee alone|
|Author:||John Mason Neale (1850, a.)|
|Topic:||Worship: General Petitions; Advent, Third Sunday; Sexagesima Sunday|
|Notes:||Alternate tune #198 or #253|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Notes:||Source from index: English|