208. Lord of our life, and God of our salvation

1 Lord of our life, and God of our salvation,
Star of our night, and Hope of every nation,
Hear and receive Thy Church's supplication,
Lord God Almighty.

2 See round Thine ark the hungry billows curling,
See how Thy foes their banners are unfurling;
Lord, while their darts envenomed they are hurling,
Thou canst preserve us.

3 Lord, Thou canst help when earthly armor faileth,
Lord, Thou canst save when deadly sin assaileth,
Lord, o'er Thy Rock nor death nor hell prevaileth;
Grant us Thy peace, Lord.

4 Peace in our hearts, our evil thoughts assuaging,
Peace in Thy Church, where brothers are engaging,
Peace when the world its busy war is waging;
Calm Thy foes' raging.

5 Grant us Thy help till backward they are driven;
Grant them Thy truth, that they may be forgiven;
Grant peace on earth, and, after we have striven,
Peace in Thy heaven.


Text Information
First Line: Lord of our life, and God of our salvation
Author: Philip Pusey (1840)
Meter: 11 11 11, 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Source: Based on Matthäus Apelles v. Löwenstern, 1644
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1868)
Meter: 11 11 11, 5
Key: E♭ Major

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