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O Lord of peace, in mercy hear

O Lord of peace, in mercy hear

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

O Lord of peace, in mercy hear,
The prayer of those Thy name that fear,
And bring Thy great Salvation near;
Have mercy, Lord.

May peace within our world reside;
Thy Church her cause to Thee confide,
And all, as one, in Thee abide;

Here let Thy people Thee revere;
In faith, and piety draw near,
And worship Thee in holy fear;

Thy priests within this holy place
Dispense the bounties of Thy grace,
As those who serve before Thy face.

Our Sovereign Lord with wisdom dress,
With hands unstained his council bless;
Upbuild his throne in righteousness.

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In time of war, with strength endue,
Our hearts possess with courage true;
Our foes against the right subdue.

May earth her flowers and blossoms yield;
May fruits encrown the harvest field;
From waste, and want, Thy people shield.

The sailor on the restless deep,
The homeless in their wandering, keep;
The suffering soothe with kindly sleep.

Keep Thou our souls, O God, from harm,
From wrath, and danger, and alarm,
Safe in Thy strong, encircling arm.
Have mercy, Lord.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Lord of peace, in mercy hear
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.8.8.4
Source: Εκτενη or Great Collect
Language: English



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