Maker of earth and sea, what shall

Representative Text

1 Maker of earth and sea,
What shall we render Thee?
All things are Thine!
Ours but from day to day
Still with one heart to pray,
"God bless our land alway,
This land of Thine."

2 Mighty in brotherhood,
Mighty for God and good,
Let us be Thine.
Here let the nations see
Toil from the curse set free,
Labour and liberty,
One cause and Thine.

3 Here let glad plenty reign;
Here let none seek in vain
Our help and Thine,
No heart for want of friend
Fail ere the timely end
But love for ever blend
Men's cause and Thine.

4 Strong to defend the right,
Proud in all nations' sight,
Lowly in Thine,
One in all noble fame,
Still be our path the same,
Onward in freedom's name,
Upward in Thine.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #413

Author: J. Brunton Stephens

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First Line: Maker of earth and sea, what shall
Author: J. Brunton Stephens
Copyright: Public Domain



Felice de Giardini (b. Turin, Italy, 1716; d. Moscow, Russia, 1796) composed ITALIAN HYMN in three parts for this text at the request of Selina Shirley, the famous evangelically minded Countess of Huntingdon. Giardini was living in London at the time and contributed this tune and three others to Mar…

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