Great King of nations, hear our prayerAuthor: John Hampden Gurney (1838)
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1 Great King of nations, hear our prayer,
While at Thy feet we fall,
And humbly, with united cry,
To Thee for mercy call.
2 The guilt is ours, but grace is Thine,
O turn us not away;
But hear us from Thy 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
Thy goodness has been shown.
4 When dangers, like a stormy sea,
Beset our country round,
To Thee we looked, to Thee we cried,
And help in Thee was found.
5 With one consent we meekly bow
Beneath Thy chastening 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 Thy judgments, Lord,
Then let Thy mercy spare.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
Great King of nations, hear our prayer. J. H. Gurney. [Public Fast.] First published in his Lutterworth Collection of Hymns for Published Worship, 1838, No. 76, in 3 stanzas of 4 double lines, and headed, "Fast Day; or, Time of Public Calamity." It was repeated in the Marylebone Psalms & Hymns, 1851, No. 66, and is found in numerous modern collections, including Hymns Ancient & Modern, the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, the Hymnal Companion, &c. It ranks as one of the best hymns for the occasion of Public Fasting.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1814||Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer||Great King of nations, hear our prayer||OLD 137TH||John H. Gurney||CMD||<cite>A Collection of Hymns for Public Worship</cite> (Lutterworth, England: 1838)|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #713||Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer||Great King of nations, hear our prayer||ST. ANNE (Croft)||John H. Gurney||C.M.||Luke 1:50||1990||Special Topics | The Nation; Chastisement | ; God | Faithfulness of; Supplication | For Mercy|