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God of our fatherland, stretch forth

God of our fatherland, stretch forth

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Text Information

First Line: God of our fatherland, stretch forth
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


God of our Fatherland. Bp. E. H. Bickersteth. [National Hymn.] Written in 1883, and published in his “From Year to Year”, 1883, p. 231, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It was included in the Hymnal Companion, 1890. In the Jubilee year of the Queen (1887) it was extensively sung to the tune composed for it by Sir George Elvey. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


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