732. God of Our Fathers

1 God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
Our grateful songs before thy throne arise.

2 Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by thee our lot is cast;
Be thou our ruler, guardian, guide, and stay,
Thy word our law, thy paths our chosen way.

3 From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

4 Refresh thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never-ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever thine.

Text Information
First Line: God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Title: God of Our Fathers
Author: Daniel Crane Roberts, 1841-1907
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2019
Tune Information
Name: NATIONAL HYMN
Composer: George William Warren, 1828-1902
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: E♭ Major



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