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Our fathers' God, to thee we raise

Our fathers' God, to thee we raise

Author: B. Copeland
Published in 11 hymnals

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1. Our fathers’ God, to Thee we raise,
In cheerful song, our grateful praise;
From shore to shore the anthems rise;
Accept a nation’s sacrifice.

2. Incline our hearts with godly fear
To seek Thy face, Thy Word revere;
Cause Thou all wrongs, all strife to cease,
And lead us in the paths of peace.

3. Here may the weak a welcome find,
And wealth increase with lowly mind;
A refuge, still for all oppressed,
O be our land forever blest!

4. Thy wisdom, Lord, Thy guidance lend,
Where’er our widening bounds extend;
Inspire our wills to speed Thy plan:
The kingdom of the Son of Man!

5. Through all the past Thy truth we trace,
Thy ceaseless care, Thy signal grace;
O may our children’s children prove
Thy sovereign, everlasting love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4801

Author: B. Copeland

Born: June 14, 1855, Clar­en­don, New York. Died: De­cem­ber 1, 1940, Buf­fa­lo, New York. A Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal min­is­ter, Cope­land served 22 churche­s in west­ern New York state over the course of 42 years. He found­ed five church­es, four of which were in Buf­fa­lo. In 1892, he be­came se­cre­ta­ry of the Meth­od­ist Un­ion, and in 1918, Syr­a­cuse Un­i­ver­si­ty gave him an hon­or­a­ry STD de­gree. He re­tired in Buf­fa­lo in 1919.  Go to person page >

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First Line: Our fathers' God, to thee we raise
Author: B. Copeland
Copyright: Public Domain



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