1 God of our fathers, Who didst guide
O'er pathless seas and oceans wide,
To these fair shores, thy servants' way,
To Thee our debts of praise we pay.
2 In the perils of the land and sea,
Our fathers were upheld by Thee;
And every passing year has brought
Its tokens of Thy loving thought.
3 Thou knowest how with faith sublime,
They fought for freedom in their time;
Their courage fed by heavenly flame,
Their talisman Thy holy name.
4 Great God, our fathers' God, defend
Our land from all her foes, and send
On us, Thy servants, streams of grace,
And guide our feet in paths of peace.
Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #372