O Lord, Our God, Thy Mighty Hand

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1 O Lord, our God, Thy mighty hand
Hath made our country free;
From all her broad and happy land
May worship rise to Thee.
Fulfill the promise of her youth,
Her liberty defend;
By law and order, love and truth,
America, America, befriend!

2 The strength of every state increase
In union’s golden chain;
Her thousand cities fill with peace,
Her million fields with grain.
The virtues of her mingled blood
In one new people blend;
By unity and brotherhood,
America, America, befriend!

3 O suffer not her feet to stray;
But guide her untaught might,
That she may walk in peaceful day,
And lead the world in light.
Bring down the proud, lift up the poor,
Unequal ways amend;
By justice, nationwide and sure,
America, America, befriend!

4 Through all the waiting land proclaim
Thy gospel of good will;
And may the joy of Jesus’ Name
In every bosom thrill.
O’er hill, and vale, from sea to sea,
Thy holy reign extend;
By faith and hope and charity,
America, America, befriend!


Source: The Hymnal #415

Author: Henry Van Dyke

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First Line: O Lord, our God, Thy mighty hand
Title: O Lord, Our God, Thy Mighty Hand
Author: Henry Van Dyke
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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