32. Maker of earth, to Thee alone

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!

Text Information
First Line: Maker of earth, to Thee alone
Latin Title: Te laeta Mundi Conditor
Author: John Mason Neale (1850, a.)
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: General Petitions; Advent, Third Sunday; Sexagesima Sunday
Notes: Alternate tune #198 or #253
Tune Information
Name: BELMONT
Key: G Major
Notes: Source from index: English



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