764. God of Our Fathers

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 your throne arise.

2 Your love divine has led us in the past,
In this free land by you our lot is cast;
Be our strong ruler, guardian, guide, and stay,
Your word our law, your paths our chosen way.

3 From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Your mighty arm our ever sure defense;
Your true religion in our hearts increase,
Your bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

4 Refresh your people on their toilsome way.
Lead us from night to never-ending day;
Fill all our lives with heav'n-born love and grace,
Until at last, we meet before your face.

Text Information
First Line: God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Title: God of Our Fathers
Author: Daniel C. Roberts, 1841-1907
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Scripture: Psalm 44:1-4; Psalm 44:8-9; Isaiah 40:25-26
Topic: Freedom; Guidance; Nation (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: George W. Warren, 1828-1902
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: E♭ Major

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