Lord, While For All Mankind

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1 Lord, while for humankind we pray
Of ev'ry clime and coast,
Lord, hear us for our native land,
The land we love the most!

2 Oh, guard our shores from ev'ry foe,
With peace our borders bless,
With prosp'rous times our cities crown,
Our fields with plenteousness!

3 Unite us in the sacred love
Of all that's good and true;
And let our hills and valleys shout
Their songs, all praising you.

4 Here may your Gospel, pure and mild,
Renew our Sabbath hours
And piety and virtue bless
Our fathers' home and ours.

5 Lord of the nations, thus to you
Our country we commend.
Oh, be her refuge and her trust,
Her everlasting friend.

Source: Lutheran Worship #502

Author: John Reynell Wreford

Wreford, John Reynell, an English Unitarian minister, was born December 12, 1800, at Barnstaple; educated at Manchester College, and in 1826 became pastor of a Church in Birmingham. In 1831, on account of the failure of his voice, he withdrew from the active work of the ministry and, in conjunction with Rev. Hugh Hutton, established a school at Edgbaston. He wrote a History of Presbyterian Nonconformity in Birmingham, 1832, and Lays of Loyalty, 1837. He contributed fifty-five hymns to Rev. J. R. Beard's Collection, 1837. His most popular and valuable hymn is the one given in this book. The last years of his life were spent in retirement at Bristol, where he died in 1891. —Hymn Writers of the Church by Charles Nutter… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, while for all mankind we pray
Title: Lord, While For All Mankind
Author: John Reynell Wreford
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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