809. 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 through 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
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Speial Times and Seasons: God and Country
Tune Information
Name: NATIONAL HYMN
Composer: George W. Warren
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Key: E♭ Major



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