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, Whose Almighty Hand|
|Author:||Daniel C. Roberts, 1841-1907|
|Topic:||Citizenship, Christian; Memorial Day; National Righteousness3 more...|
|Composer:||George W. Warren, 1828-1902|
|Composer (descant):||William Lester, b. 1889|
|Copyright:||Descant arr. © 1935 Hope Publishing Co.|