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O God, hear thou the nation's prayer

O God, hear thou the nation's prayer

Author: Irving Maurer
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. O God, hear Thou the nation’s prayer,
We lift our cause to Thee;
We wage the holy war of Christ;
We fight to make men free.

2. Give us to build our cities pure,
Salvation throned above,
To shelter lowly homes from ill,
And teach our hearts to love.
[originally, And tune our mills with love]

3. Give us to guide the alien feet,
To teach the brother’s way,
To save our motherhood from need;
To guard our children’s play.

4. May visions call and faith enflame,
And banish lust and greed;
O God, make Thou our home to be
[originally, Make Thou America to be]
A land of soulful deed.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4852

Author: Irving Maurer

Born: September 2, 1879, Garnavillo, Iowa. Died: February 27, 1942, Rochester, Minnesota. Maurer was educated at Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin (1904); Yale University (BD, MA, 1908); Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota (DD); Wooster College, Ohio (LLD 1924); Oberlin College (DD 1925); & Colorado College (LLD 1933). Ordained a Congregational minister, he served at the Jonathan Edwards Church in Northampton, Massachusetts, & Washington Gladden’s First Congregational Church in Columbus, Ohio. He went on to serve as president of Beloit College from 1924 until his death. http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/u/maurer_i.htm… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God, hear thou the nation's prayer
Author: Irving Maurer

Tune

BRENT (Weekes)


GRÄFENBERG

Composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) as a setting for Paul Gerhardt's "Nun danket all’ und bringet Ehr," GRÄFENBERG was first published in the 1647 edition of Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica. The tune is arbitrarily named after a water-cure spa in Silesia, Austria, which became famous in the 1820…

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CLAIRVAUX (Lloyd)


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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4852
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