4910. O God, the Strength of Those Who War

1. O God, the strength of those who war,
The hope of those who wait,
Be with our sons gone forth to fight,
And those who keep the gate.

2. Give to our hosts in battle’s hour
Firm hearts and courage high,
Thy comfort give to those who fall,
Thy peace to those who die.

3. Breathe on our land the spirit calm
Which faith in right bestows,
And in the hours of dark suspense
A faith which stronger grows.

4. In Thee alone we place our hope,
Thou Keeper of the just,
And Thou, through fight and fire and fears
Wilt justify our trust.

5. Thy ways are wonderful, O God,
Who makest wars to cease:
O let this be the final war
That ushers in Thy peace.

Text Information
First Line: O God, the strength of those who war
Title: O God, the Strength of Those Who War
Author: William B. Carpenter, 1841-1918
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 53651 17151 56457
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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