Lord, thou hast granted to thy land, The favors we so long implored

Lord, thou hast granted to thy land, The favors we so long implored

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
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1 LORD, thou hast granted to thy Land,
The Favours we implor'd;
To Freedom Jacob's captive Race,
Most graciously thou hast retor'd.
Thy People's Sins thou pardon'd hast,
Nor doth thine Indignation last.

2 O GOD of our Salvation turn
Our Hearts to thee, to us speak Peace:
Avert the Wrath our Guilt deserves,
And let thy righteous Anger cease.
LORD! shall thine Anger never end;
But to all future Times extend?

3 Wilt thou not us revive again,
And make thy People glad in thee?
Shew us thy tender Mercies, LORD;
Let us thy great Salvation see.
In thee, our Saviour, we'll rejoice,
And sing thy Praise with Heart and Voice.

4 On GOD, with Patience, I will wait;
His Answer to our Pray'rs I'll hear:
He, to his People, will speak Peace;
I know it, therefore shall not fear.
He'll comfort all his Saints who mourn,
But let them not to Folly turn.

5 To all that fear his holy Name
His sure Salvation's ever near;
And in its former glorious State
Our happy Nation shall appear:
For Mercy now with Truth is join'd,
And Righteousness with Peace combin'd.

6 Truth from the Earth shall spring, whilst Heav'n
Shall constant Streams of Justice pour,
And GOD, from whom all Goodness flows,
O'er all the Land shall Plenty show'r:
Before him Righteousness shall go,
And we his holy Ways shall know.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #LXXXV

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

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First Line: Lord, thou hast granted to thy land, The favors we so long implored
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, "Lord, thou hast granted to they land"
Language: English
Publication Date: 1767
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…

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