616. God of our fathers, whose almighty hand

1 God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
Our grateful songs before thy throne arise.

2 Thy love divine hath led us in the past;
In this free land by thee our lot is cast;
Be thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide, and Stay;
Thy Word our law, thy paths our chosen way.

3 From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be thy strong arm our ever sure defence;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

4 Refresh thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never-ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever thine.


Text Information
First Line: God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Author: Daniel C. Roberts
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 10. 10. 10. 10.
Topic: Anniversaries; God: Faithfuless of; God: Sovereignty of (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: George William Warren (1892)
Meter: 10. 10. 10. 10.
Key: F Major

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