1 God of the ages, whose almighty hand
leads forth in beauty all the starry band
of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
our grateful songs before your throne arise.
2 Your love divine has led us in the past,
in this free land by you our lot is cast;
be now our ruler, guardian, guide, and stay,
your Word, our law, your paths our chosen way.
3 From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
be your strong arm our ever sure defense;
your true religion in our hearts increase,
your bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
4 Refresh your people on their toilsome way,
lead us from night to never-ending day;
fill all our lives with heaven-born love and grace,
and songs of praise we'll lift before your face!
|First Line:||God of the ages, whose almighty hand|
|Title:||God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand|
|Author:||Daniel C. Roberts, 1841-1907|
|Scripture:||Psalm 29:11; 2 Chronicles 6:15; Psalm 89:13; Psalm 22:4; Psalm 63:8; Psalm 19:1; James 1:27; Psalm 46:7-9; Genesis 1:16; Isaiah 48:13; Psalm 37:24; Job 38:1-7; Psalm 91:3|
|Composer:||George W. Warren, 1828-1902|