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115B. Not unto Us, O Lord of Heaven

1 Not unto us, O Lord of heaven,
but unto you be glory given.
In love and truth you do fulfill
the counsels of your sovereign will;
though nations fail your power to own,
yet you still reign, and you alone.

2 The idol gods of heathen lands
are but the work of human hands;
they cannot see, they cannot speak,
their ears are deaf, their hands are weak;
like them shall be all those who hold
to gods of silver and of gold.

3 So let us trust in God alone,
the Lord, whose grace and power are known;
and our complete allegiance yield
to God who is our help and shield.
Join, heaven and earth, in sweet accord;
sing "Hallelujah, praise the Lord!"

Text Information
First Line: Not unto us, O Lord of heaven
Title: Not unto Us, O Lord of Heaven
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Biblical Names and Places: Aaron; Biblical Names and Places: Israel; Blessing (24 more...)
Source: Psalter, 1912, alt.
Notes: Alternate tune: MELITA
Tune Information
Composer: Alfred V. Fedak, b. 1953
Key: E♭ Major
Source: V. Schumann's Geistliche Lieder, 1539
Copyright: Arr. © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resouces
Notes: The tune VATER UNSER is quite close to plainchant. (For many the tune is closely associated with the words of the Lord’s Prayer. See p. 1044.) Do not interpret the rhythm too rigidly, but allow the text to move forward at a natural pace. The tempo should not drag. Alternate harmonization: 1044

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