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O church of freedom stand

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1 O Church of freedom, stand,
A beacon to our land,
In storm and strife!
Inspire us with thy light,
With love of law and right;
Uphold with fearless might
The Word of Life!

2 Church of the Crucified,
Proclaim the death He died,
His royal birth!
Your crowns and branches bring,
Glad hallelujahs sing,
Enthrone Him Lord and King
O'er all the earth!

3 God bless our Church, we pray,
Direct her on her way,
'Mid joy and tears.
Fill her with lowliness,
With love and holiness,
May she Thy grace possess
Through all the years.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #212

Author: Harry T. Domer

Harry Domer was born on January 30, 1877. He received A.B., A.M., and LL.B. degrees from George Washington University and became a Washington, D.C. attorney. He was known for his public lectures and authored several well-known hymns. He also served as the first national treasurer of the Lutheran Brotherhood and held other positions in the church. He was recognized as an authority on church art and liturgy. [Source: The Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Poets: The Who's Who of American Poets 126-127 (New York: Avon House, 1938)] N.N., Hymnary  Go to person page >

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First Line: O church of freedom stand
Author: Harry T. Domer
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Hymnal and Order of Service #212


The Hymnal and Order of Service #212

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d383

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