493. God the Omnipotent!

1 God the Omnipotent! King, who ordainest
thunder thy clarion, the lightning thy sword;
show forth thy pity on high where thou reignest:
give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

2 God the All-merciful! earth hath forsaken
thy ways all holy, and slighted thy word;
bid not thy wrath in its terrors awaken:
give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

3 God, the All-righteous One! we have defied thee;
yet to eternity standeth thy word;
falsehood and wrong shall not tarry beside thee:
give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

4 God the All-provident! earth by thy chastening,
yet shall to freedom and truth be restored;
through the thick darkness thy Kingdom is hastening:
thou wilt give peace in our time, O Lord.

Text Information
First Line: God the Omnipotent! King who ordainest
Title: God the Omnipotent!
Author (st. 1-2): Henry F. Chorley (1842)
Author (st. 3-4): John Ellerton (1870, alt.)
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: God: Eternity and Power; God: Wrath
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Alexis Lvov (1833)
Key: D Major

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