God of our fathers, let thy face

God of our fathers, let thy face

Author: Samuel Wolcott
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 God of our fathers, let thy face
Toward the Republic ever be!
Encompass it with strength and grace,
And law combine with liberty.

2 Unto our President impart
Sustaining trust, discerning sight,
The homage of the loyal heart,
The steadfast courage for the right.

3 Within our Congress let the fire
Of patriotic love abide;
Its counsels lead, its acts inspire,
And in the nation's halls preside.

4 Upon our Judges let the seal
Of thy divine anointing be--
The wisdom calm, the righteous zeal,
The robes of truth and equity.

5 God of our fathers, let thy face
Toward the Republic ever be!
Encompass it with strength and grace,
And law combine with liberty.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #789

Author: Samuel Wolcott

Wolcott, Samuel, D.D., was born at South Windsor, Connecticut, July 2, 1813, and educated at Yale College, 1833, and Andover Theological Seminary, 1837. From 1840 to 1842 he was a missionary in Syria. On his return to America he was successively pastor of several Congregational congregations, including Belchestown, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Chicago, &c. He was also for some time Secretary of the Ohio Home Missionary Society. He died at Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Feb. 24, 1886. His hymnwriting began late in life, but has extended to more than 200 hymns, many of which are still in manuscript. Those of his hymns which have come into common use include:— 1. All thy realms in midnight shrouded. Mission. In the Oberlin Manual… Go to person page >

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