609. God of Our Fathers

1 God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor thru the skies,
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

2 Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast;
Be Thou our ruler, guardian, guide and stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

3 From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

4 Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way.
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine!

Text Information
First Line: God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Title: God of Our Fathers
Author: Daniel C. Roberts, 1841-1907
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Scripture:
Topic: Everlasting Life; God: Love and Mercy; Renewal and Revival
Tune Information
Name: NATIONAL HYMN
Composer: George W. Warren, 1828-1902
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: E♭ Major



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