God Send Us Men Whose Aim 'Twill Be

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1 God send us men whose aim ’twill be,
Not to defend some ancient creed,
But to live out the laws of Right
In every tho't and word and deed.

2 God send us men alert and quick
His lofty precepts to translate,
Until the laws of Right become
The laws and habits of the State.

3 God send us men of steadfast will,
Patient, courageous, strong and true;
With vision clear and mind equipped,
His will to learn, His work to do.

4 God send us men with hearts ablaze,
All truth to love, all wrong to hate;
These are the patriots nations need,
These are the bulwarks of the State.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #372

Author: Frederick J. Gillman

Born: February 25, 1866, Devizes, Wiltshire, England. Died: February 18, 1949, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England. Raised in the Congregationalist denomination, Gilman helped edit the 1909 & 1933 Fellowship Hymn-Book from the National Adult School Union and the Brotherhood Movement. His other works include: Songs and Singers of Christendom, 1911 The Story of Our Hymns, 1921 The Evolution of the English Hymn (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927) --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

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First Line: God send us men whose aim 'twill be
Title: God Send Us Men Whose Aim 'Twill Be
Author: Frederick J. Gillman
Source: The Fellowship Hymn Book
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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