1 Swell the anthem, raise the song!
Praises to our God belong;
Saints and angels join to sing,
Praise to heavens Almighty King.
2 Blessings from his liberal hand,
Pour around this happy land;
Let our hearts beneath his sway,
Hail the bright triumphant day.
3 Lo! the trembling nations stand,
Smote by thy avenging hand;
O'er their wide-extended plains,
Awful desolation reigns.
4 Yet, to Thee our joys ascend,
Thou hast been our heavenly friend,
Guarded by thy mighty power,
Peace and freedom bless our shore.
5 Here beneath a virtuous sway,
Subjects cheerfully obey,
Here we feel no tyrant's rod,
here we own, and worship god.
6 Hark! the voice of nature sings,
Praises to the King of kings;
let us join the choral song,
And the heavenly notes prolong.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799