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4913. O God, Thou Art Our King of Old

1. O God, Thou art our king of old,
Salvation Thou hast wrought;
In safety through the mighty sea
Our fathers Thou hast brought.

2. With mighty arm Thou didst destroy
The pride of boastful man,
And for Thy people made a path
Where mighty waters ran.

3. The day is Thine, and Thine the night,
And Thine the shining sun;
At Thy command earth’s bounds are set
And changing seasons run.

4. Mark how Thine enemies, O Lord,
Against Thee proudly speak;
Preserve Thy saints from wicked men,
Be mindful of the meek.

5. Fulfill, O Lord, Thy covenant,
Our strong Protector be,
For in the earth are dark abodes
Of crime and cruelty.

6. Let not Thy saints be put to shame;
No longer in Thy sight
Permit Thy foes to vaunt themselves;
Lord, vindicate the right.

Text Information
First Line: O God, Thou art our king of old
Title: O God, Thou Art Our King of Old
Author: Anonymous
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Paraphrase of Psalm 74. Al­ter­nate tune: LEAF, ar­ranged from S. W. B., 1863
Tune Information
Name: ALBANO
Composer: Vincent Novello, 1781-1861
Meter: CM
Incipit: 35432 12771 12233
Key: F Major
Source: First published in the appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1868, from Novello's original manuscript
Copyright: Public Domain



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