God of the Farmlands

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1 God of the farmlands, hear our prayer,
God of the growing seed,
O bless the fields, for to your care
we look in all our need.

2 God of the rivers in their course,
God of the swelling sea,
where we must strive with nature’s force,
our guardian ever be.

3 God of the dark and sombre mine,
God of its hard-won store,
your love through toil and peril shine,
your strength our hope secure.

4 God of the city’s throbbing heart,
God of its industry,
bid greed and base deceit depart,
give true prosperity.

5 Source of authority and right,
God of all earthly power,
to those who govern grant your light,
your wisdom be their dower.

6 God of the nations, women, men,
God of each humble soul,
we seek your gracious aid again:
O come and make us whole.

Source: Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #306

Author: Thomas Charles Hunter Clare

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First Line: God of the farmlands, hear our prayer
Title: God of the Farmlands
Author: Thomas Charles Hunter Clare



Composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147), BEATITUDO was published in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1875), where it was set to Isaac Watts' "How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine." Originally a word coined by Cicero, BEATITUDO means "the condition of blessedness." Like many of Dykes's…

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