697a. To thee, our God, we fly

1 To thee, our God, we fly
for mercy and for grace;
O hear our lowly cry,
and hide not thou thy face.

O Lord, stretch forth thy mighty hand,
and guard and bless our native land.

2 Arise, O Lord of hosts!
Be jealous for thy name,
And drive from out our coasts
The sins that put to shame. [Refrain]

3 Thy best gifts from on high
in rich abundance pour,
that we may magnify
And praise thee evermore. [Refrain]

4 The pow'rs ordained by thee
with heav'nly wisdom bless;
may thy thy servants be,
and rule in righteousness. [Refrain]

5 Give peace, Lord, in our time,
O let no foe draw nigh,
nor lawlessness and crime
insult thy majesty. [Refrain]

6 The Church of thy dear Son
inflame with love's pure fire,
bind her once more in one;
with life and truth inspire. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: To thee, our God, we fly
Title: To thee, our God, we fly
Author: William Walsham How, 1823-1897
Meter: 66 66 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Protection; The Nation
Tune Information
Composer: William Statham, 1832-1898
Meter: 66 66 88
Key: E♭ Major

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