580. To Thee, Our God, We Fly

1 To Thee our God we fly
For mercy and for grace;
Oh, hear our lowly cry,
And hide not Thou Thy face!
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

2 Arise, O Lord of hosts,
Be jealous of Thy name
And drive from out our coasts
The sins that put to shame.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

3 Thy best gifts from on high
In rich abundance pour
That we may magnify
And praise Thee more and more.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

4 The powers ordained by Thee
With heavenly wisdom bless;
May they Thy servants be
And rule in righteousness!
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

5 The Church of Thy dear Son
Inflame with love’s pure fire;
Bind her once more in one
And life and truth inspire.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

6 The pastors of Thy fold
With grace and power endue
That, faithful, pure, and bold,
They may be pastors true.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

7 Oh, let us love Thy house
And sanctify Thy day,
Bring unto Thee our vows,
And loyal homage pay.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

8 Give peace, Lord, in our time;
Oh, let no foe draw nigh
Nor lawless deed of crime
Insult Thy majesty!
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

9 Though vile and worthless, still
Thy people, Lord, are we;
And for our God we will
None other have but Thee.
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: To Thee, our God, we fly
Title: To Thee, Our God, We Fly
Author: William W. How (1871)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Times and Seasons: The Nation
Tune Information
Name: CROFT'S 136TH
Composer: William Croft (1706)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.
Key: C Major



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.