521. Not Alone for Mighty Empire

1 Not alone for mighty empire
Stretching far o'er land and sea;
Not alone for bounteous harvests,
Lift we up our hearts to Thee.
Standing in the living present,
Memory and hope between,
Lord, we would with deep thanksgiving
Praise Thee most for things unseen.

2 Not for battleship and fortress,
Not for conquests of the sword;
But for conquests of the spirit
Give we thanks to Thee, O Lord;
For the heritage of freedom,
For the home, the church, the school;
For the open door to manhood
In a land the people rule.

3 For the armies of the faithful,
Souls that passed and left no name;
For the glory that illumines
Patriot lives of deathless fame;
For our prophets and apostles,
Loyal to the living Word;
For all heroes of the spirit,
Give we thanks to Thee, O Lord.


Text Information
First Line: Not alone for mighty empire
Title: Not Alone for Mighty Empire
Author: William P. Merrill (1909)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.
Scripture: Psalm 20:7; 1 Corinthians 12:25; 2 Corinthians 4:18
Topic: Anniversaries; Brotherhood
Tune Information
Composer: Rowland H. Prichard
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Music from "The English Hymnal" by permission of Oxford University Press, London

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