266. God the Omnipotent! King who ordainest

1 God the Omnipotent! King who ordainest
great winds thy clarion, lightnings thy sword:
show forth thy pity on high where thou reignest:
give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

2 God the All-merciful! earth hath forsaken
meekness and mercy, and slighted thy word;
bid not thy wrath in its terrors awaken;
give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

3 God, the All-righteous One! we have defied thee;
yet to eternity standeth thy word;
falsehood and wrong shall not tarry beside thee;
give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

4 God the All-wise! by the fire of thy chastening,
earth shall to freedom and truth be restored;
through the thick darkness thy Kingdom is hastening;
thou wilt give peace in thy time, O Lord.

5 So shall thy children, with thankful devotion,
praise him who saved them from peril and sword,
singing in chorus, from ocean to ocean,
peace to the nations, and praise to the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: God the Omnipotent! King who ordainest
Author: Henry Fothergill Chorley (1808-1872)
Author: John Ellerton (1826-1893)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 11 10 11 9
Scripture: 1 Kings 8:30; 1 Peter 1:7; 1 Peter 1:25; 1 Timothy 1:17; 2 Corinthians 1:3; Acts 2:20; Genesis 11:4; Habakkuk 1:13; Isaiah 2:4; Isaiah 40:6; Isaiah 66:15-16; Joel 2:31; Leviticus 26:6; Luke 1:68-71; Luke 1:78-79; Psalm 33:4; Psalm 46:9; Psalm 67:3-5; Psalm 77:16-19; Psalm 103:8; Psalm 104:1; Psalm 104:4; Psalm 145:15-19; Revelation 4:2-3; Romans 8:19-22; Zechariah 9:10
Topic: The Church Celebrates: National Life; Our Response to God: in intercession and petition; God: in judgement and justice (5 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov (1799-1871)
Meter: 11 10 11 9
Key: D Major

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