1716. God Bless Our Native Land

1. God bless our native land!
Firm may she ever stand
Through storm and night!
When the wild tempests rave,
Ruler of wind and wave,
Father Eternal, save
Us by Thy might!

2. Lo! our hearts’ prayers arise
Into the upper skies,
Regions of light!
He who hath heard each sigh,
Watches each weeping eye:
He is forever nigh,
Venger of Right.

3. Not for this land alone,
But be God’s mercies shown
From shore to shore;
And may the nations see
That men should brothers be,
And form one family
The wide world o’er.

Text Information
First Line: God bless our native land
Title: God Bless Our Native Land
Author (vs. 3): William E. Hickson,1803-1870
Author (vs. 1 & 2): Charles T. Brooks
Meter: 664.666.4
Language: English
Notes: These words, written while Brooks was studying at the Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, were said to be a translation from the German (attributed by some sources to Siegfried A. Mahlmann). They were later recast by a number of other authors.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 664.666.4
Incipit: 11271 23343 21217
Key: F Major
Source: Thesaurus Musicus, 1740
Copyright: Public Domain

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