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364. Thou, By Heav'nly Hosts Adored

1. Thou, by heav'nly hosts adored,
Gracious, mighty, sov'reign Lord!
God of nations, King of kings,
Head of all created things;
By the Church with joy confessed;
God o'er all forever blest;
Pleading at Thy throne we stand,
Save Thy people, bless our land!

2. From all public sin and shame,
From ambition's grasping aim,
From rebellion, war, and death,
From the pestilential breath,
From dread famine's awful stroke,
From oppression's galling yoke,
From the judgments of Thy hand;
Spare Thy people, spare our land!

3. Let our rulers ever be
Men that love and honor Thee;
Let the pow'rs by Thee ordained,
Be in righteousness maintained;
In the people's hearts increase
Love of piety and peace;
Thus united we shall stand
One wide, free, and happy land!

Text Information
First Line: Thou, by heav'nly hosts adored
Title: Thou, By Heav'nly Hosts Adored
Author: Henry Harbaugh (1860)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1929
Topic: Special Occasions: The Nation
Tune Information
Composer: George J. elvey (1858)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
Incipit: 33531 23335 31233
Key: G Major

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