God of our fathers, whose right hand

God of our fathers, whose right hand

Author: William Hunter
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 God of our fathers! whose right hand
Their galling fetters broke,
And set our now delightsome land
Free from a foreign yoke.

2 We thank thee for the blessings given,
Prosperity and peace;
And raise our prayerful hearts to heaven,
That these may still increase.

3 Our warrior sires, who stood in arms,
In death's long slumber rest,
While we, secure from war's alarms,
By their hard toils are blest.

4 We, in our own thrice blissful bowers,
In safety now recline;
These blessings, gracious Lord, are ours:
The praise be ever thine.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #786

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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Author: William Hunter

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Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d77

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The Minstrel of Zion #105

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The Voice of Praise #786

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