710. 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 (1876)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Scripture: Psalm 46:10
Topic: Anniversaries; Special Topics: The Nation; God: Faithfulness of2 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NATIONAL HYMN
Composer: George William Warren (1892)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Key: E♭ Major



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