10203. God, Most Mighty, Sovereign Lord

1 God, most mighty, sovereign Lord,
By the heavenly hosts adored!
God of nations, King of kings,
Head of all created things!

2 By Thy saints with joy confessed,
God o’er all for ever blest,
Lo, we come before Thy throne
In our Savior’s name alone.

3 Thee, O Christ, we worship, bless,
Head of all Thy Church confess;
Hear the praises, and the plaints,
Of Thy needy, sighing saints.

4 Let Thy blood our ransom be;
Save us as we trust in Thee.
Pleading at Thy throne we stand,
Save Thy people, bless our land.

5 By Thyself, the source of grace;
By Thy headship of our race;
By Thy coming from the skies;
By Thine awful sacrifice!

6 By Thy reign o’er all on earth,
For its new, and second birth:
In Thy merits let us stand,
Save, O Lord, and bless our land.

7 From all public sin and shame;
From ambition’s grasping aim,
From the pride that brings a fall,
Sins of sense whose dregs are gall.

8 From the love of vanity;
From forgetfulness of Thee:
From the judgments of Thy hand,
Spare Thy people, spare our land.

9 From rebellion, war and death;
From the pestilential breath:
From dread famine’s awful stroke;
From oppression’s galling yoke.

10 From the earthquake’s stunning blow;
From all public fear and woe;
Spare us, spare us, Lord most high,
Hear Thy people’s humble cry.

11 On our fields of grass and grain,
Drop, O Lord! the kindly rain;
O’er our wide and goodly land,
Crown the labors of each hand.

12 Let Thy kind protection be
O’er our commerce on the sea;
Open, Lord! Thy bounteous hand,
Bless Thy people, bless our land.

13 Let, O Lord! our rulers be
Men that love and honor Thee;
Let the powers by Thee ordained
Be in righteousness maintained.

14 In the people’s hearts increase
Love of piety and peace;
Thus united we shall stand
One wide, free, and happy land.

15 God the Father, let Thy love
Shine upon us from above;
God the Son, our Savior, plead,
With Thy blood, for all we need.

16 God the Holy Ghost, impart
Healing power to every heart;
Triune God, O hear our plea,
Save us as we trust in Thee.

Text Information
First Line: God, most mighty, sovereign Lord
Title: God, Most Mighty, Sovereign Lord
Author: Henry Harbaugh (1860)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 77.77
Key: C Major
Source: Christian Gregor's Choralbuch, 1784
Copyright: Public Domain

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