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.
Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B.
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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…
Display Title: LORD, thou hast granted to thy LandFirst Line: LORD, thou hast granted to thy LandTune Title: [Lord, thou hast granted to thy Land]Scripture: Psalm 85Date: 1767Subject: Prayers | Of the Church for her Deliverance in Persecution; Thanksgivings | For Delerances and Wonders, General