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.
|First Line:||God of our fathers, whose almighty hand|
|Title:||God of Our Fathers|
|Author:||Daniel Crane Roberts (1876)|
|Topic:||Anniversaries; Special Topics: The Nation; God: Faithfulness of(2 more...)|
|Composer:||George William Warren (1892)|