62. 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 (1876)
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: God the Father: Sustainer; God-Providence; Guidance
Tune Information
Composer: George W. Warren (1894)
Key: E♭ Major

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