O God of all the many lands

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1 O God of all the many lands,
We praise you joyfully
For this fair land, our Canada,
A country wide and free:
For mountain heights and northern lights,
For prairie, lake and sea,
In gratitude for all these gifts
In their great majesty.

2 We thank you that from many lands
With varied gifts we came,
To pledge our love and loyalty
Where scarlet maples flame.
May justice here belong to all,
And may our nation play
Its rightful role in fost'ring peace,
The peace for which we pray.

3 May we be worthy of our land
And seek the common good,
Which shapes a future destiny
In world and neighborhood.
May this fair land, our Canada,
Your own dominion be.
Your people bless abundantly
With faith from sea to sea.

Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #594

Author: Mary S. Edgar

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First Line: O God of all the many lands
Author: Mary S. Edgar




Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of W├╝rtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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