God of nations, throned above

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1 God of nations, throned above,
Mighty Ruler of all men,
For Thy mercy and Thy love
O accept our thanks again.
Richly Thou hast blessed our land,
But so often we forget;
God of Jacob, by Thy hand
Lead our wayward people yet.

2 Kindle still the holy fires,
Lord, extend o'er us Thy rod;
Not in vain our martyred sires
Died for country and for God;
May the freedom they have giv'n
Sign and symbol ever be
Of the liberty from heav'n,
Wherewith Christ hath made us free.

3 Lord, exert Thy gracious sway
O'er the world, from shore to shore,
And to ev'ry nation say:
Ye shall learn to war no more!
He alone can send release
Who for sins was sacrificed;
Hence we pray for endless peace
In the name of Jesus Christ.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #500

Author: J. H. Kuhlmann

Johann Heinrich Kuhlmann (John Henry) studied at Capitol University and preached at the Lutheran Church in Loudinville, Ohio. Along with his brother Rev. Edward Kuhlman (Oil City, Pa.) he painted frescoes inside rural Ohio churches. J. H. Kuhlmann's great granddaughter Go to person page >

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First Line: God of nations, throned above
Author: J. H. Kuhlmann



George J. Elvey (PHH 48) composed ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR as a setting for James Montgomery's text "Hark! The Song of Jubilee," with which it was published in Edward H. Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858). The tune has been associated with Alford's text since publication of the hymn in th…

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American Lutheran Hymnal #500

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