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God of our fathers, Who didst guide

Representative Text

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

Author: George Augustus Warburton

Warburton, George Augustus, b. in 1859, is the author of the dedication hymn of a place of worship. “O Thou Whose glory shone like fire," in Stryker's College Hymnal, 1904. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God of our fathers, Who didst guide
Author: George Augustus Warburton
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

TRURO (Williams)

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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Timeline

Instances

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Association Hymn Book #d54

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Association Hymn Book #219

Fellowship Hymns #d84

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Praise Songs, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes #267

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Songs of Service. Rev. ed. #a91

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Songs of Service #91

The Concord Hymnal for Day School, Sunday School and Home #d24

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Wartburg Hymnal #372

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