Lord of the lands, beneath thy bending skies

Lord of the lands, beneath thy bending skies

Author: Albert Durrant Watson
Tune: O CANADA
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1 Lord of the lands, beneath Thy bending skies,
On field and flood, where’er our banner flies,
Thy people lift their hearts to Thee,
Their grateful voices raise:
May our Dominion ever be
A temple to Thy praise.
Thy will alone let all enthrone;
Lord of the lands, make Canada Thine own!
Lord of the lands, make Canada Thine own!

2 Lord of the worlds, with strong eternal hand,
Hold us in honor, truth and self-command;
The loyal heart, the constant mind,
The courage to be true,
Our wide-extending Empire bind,
And all the earth renew.
Thy name be known through every zone;
Lord of the worlds, make all the lands Thine own!
Lord of the worlds, make all the lands Thine own!

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #391

Author: Albert Durrant Watson

Watson, Albert Durrant. (Dixie, Ontario, January 8, 1859--May 3, 1926, Toronto, Ont.). Methodist. Victoria University, M.D., C.M., 1883; Edinburgh, P.R.C.P., 1883. While practising medicine in Toronto, he published nine books of prose and verse, culminating in Poetical Works (1924), and served on the compilation committee of the 1917, Methodist Hymn and Tune Book. For it, he wrote "Lord of the lands" to fit Calixa Lavallee's tune for "O Canada", since no English version of its French words had yet to gain general acceptance, and its Quebec origin worked against its use in Protestant churches. His words were widely used on patriotic occasions for the next fifty years, but only in church services, never in state celebrations. --Hugh D. McK… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord of the lands, beneath thy bending skies
Author: Albert Durrant Watson
Refrain First Line: Thy will alone let all enthrone

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