621. Great King of nations, hear our prayer

1 Great King of nations, hear our prayer,
While at thy feet we fall,
And humbly, with united cry,
To thee for mercy call.

2 The guilt is ours, but grace is thine,
O turn us not away;
But hear us from thy lofty throne,
And help us when we pray.

3 Our fathers' sins were manifold,
And ours no less we own,
Yet wondrously from age to age
Thy goodness hath been shown.

4 When dangers, like a stormy sea,
Beset our country round,
To thee we looked, to thee we cried,
And help in thee was found.

5 With one consent we meekly bow
Beneath thy chast'ning hand,
And, pouring forth confession meet,
Mourn with our mourning land.

6 With pitying eye behold our need,
As thus we lift our prayer;
Correct us with thy judgments, Lord,
Then let thy mercy spare.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Great King of nations, hear our prayer
Author: John H. Gurney (1838)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Luke 1:50
Topic: Confession of Sin; God: Faithfuless of; National (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer (attributed to): William Croft
Meter: C. M.
Key: C Major
Source: Supplement to the New Version, 1708



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