713. Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer

1 Great King of nations, hear our prayer,
While at your feet we fall,
And humbly, with united cry,
To you for mercy call.

2 The guilt is ours, but grace is yours,
O turn us not away;
But hear us from your lofty throne,
And help us when we pray.

3 Our fathers' sins were manifold,
And ours no less we own,
Yet wondrously from age to age
Your goodness has been shown.

4 When dangers, like a stormy sea,
Beset our country round,
To you we looked, to you we cried,
And help in you was found.

5 With one consent we meekly bow
Beneath thy chast'ning hand,
And, pouring forth confession meet,
Mourn with our mourning land.

6 With pitying eye behold our need,
As thus we lift our prayer;
Correct us with your judgments, Lord,
Then let your mercy spare.

Text Information
First Line: Great King of nations, hear our prayer
Title: Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer
Author: John H. Gurney (1838; Mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Luke 1:50
Topic: Special Topics: The Nation; Chastisement; God: Faithfulness of (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE (Croft)
Composer (attr.): William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: C.M.
Key: C Major
Source: Tate and Brady's Supplement to the New Version, 1708

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