419. O Lord, our fathers oft have told

1 O Lord, our fathers oft have told,
In our attentive ears,
Thy wonders in their days perform'd,
And in more ancient years.

2 ’Twas not their courage, nor their sword,
To them salvation gave;
’Twas not their number, nor their strength
That did their country save.

3 But thy right hand, thy pow'rful arm;
Whose succor they implor'd—
Thy Providence protected those,
Who thy great name ador'd.

4 As thee, their God, our fathers own'd,
So thou art still our King;
O therefore, as thou didst to them,
To us deliv'rance bring.

5 To thee, the glory we'll ascribe,
From whom salvation came;
In God our shield we will rejoice,
And ever bless thy name.

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First Line: O Lord, our fathers oft have told
Publication Date: 1827
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Particular Occasions and Circumstances: Public and National Blessings and Afflictions; Prayer for victory over invading foes
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