496. God Bless Our Native Land

1 God bless our native land;
firm may she ever stand
through storm and night:
when the wild tempests rave,
ruler of wind and wave,
do thou our country save
by thy great might.

2 For her our prayer shall rise
to God above the skies;
on thee we wait;
thou who art ever nigh,
guarding with watchful eye,
to thee aloud we cry,
"God save the state!"

3 Of many a race and birth
from utmost ends of earth,
God save us all!
Bid strife and hatred cease,
bid hope and joy increase,
spread universal peace:
God save us all!

Text Information
First Line: God bless our native land
Title: God Bless Our Native Land
Author (st. 1-2): S. A. Mahlmann (1815)
Translator: C. T. Brooks
Author (st. 3): John S. Dwight
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 66.4.666.4
Source: Gott segne Sachserland
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NATIONAL ANTHEM (English Melody)
Harmonizer: Gordon Jacob (1953)
Meter: 66.4.666.4
Key: F Major
Source: English melody, c. 1744 (anon.)
Copyright: Harmonization reproduced by permission of Novello & Co., Ltd.

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