From foes that would the land devourAuthor: Reginald Heber
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From foes that would our land devour;
From guilty pride and lust of power;
From wild sedition’s lawless hour;
From yoke of slavery;
From blinded zeal, by faction led;
From giddy change, by fancy bred;
From poisoned error’s serpent head;
Good Lord, preserve us free!
From foes that would the land devour. Bishop R. Heber. [National Hymn.] Appeared in his posthumous Hymns, &c. 1827, for the 23rd Sun. after Trinity, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines. Although not usually used as such it is well adapted as a national hymn. Dr. Kennedy gives it in his Hymnologia Christiana, 1863, No. 735, in an unaltered form, as one of a group of national hymns, under "Easter." Although but little used in Great Britain, it is given in several American hymnals.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #1512||From Foes That Would the Land Devour||From foes that would the land devour||ISLEWORTH||Reginald Heber, 1783-1826||88.86||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year</cite> (London: J. Murray, 1827)|