594. O God of All the Many Lands

1 O God of all the many lands,
We praise you joyfully
For this fair land, our Canada,
A country wide and free:
For mountain heights and northern lights,
For prairie, lake and sea,
In gratitude for all these gifts
In their great majesty.

2 We thank you that from many lands
With varied gifts we came,
To pledge our love and loyalty
Where scarlet maples flame.
May justice here belong to all,
And may our nation play
Its rightful role in fost'ring peace,
The peace for which we pray.

3 May we be worthy of our land
And seek the common good,
Which shapes a future destiny
In world and neighborhood.
May this fair land, our Canada,
Your own dominion be.
Your people bless abundantly
With faith from sea to sea.

Text Information
First Line: O God of all the many lands
Title: O God of All the Many Lands
Author: Mary S. Edgar, 1889-1973 (alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Topic: Liturgy of the Hours: Hymns for Morning Prayer; National Songs; Peace
Tune Information
Meter: 86 86 D
Key: E Major
Source: Wirtemburgisches Gesangbuch, 1784; English adaptation, 1861

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