To Thee our God, we fly

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1 To you, our God, we fly
For mercy and for grace.
Oh, hear our lowly cry
And do not hide your face!
O Lord, stretch forth your mighty hand
And guard and bless our native land.

2 The pow'rs that you ordained
With heav'nly wisdom bless;
May evil be restrained,
Replaced by righteousness.

O Lord, stretch forth your mighty hand
And guard and bless our native land.

3 Give peace, Lord, in our time.
Oh, let no foe draw nigh
Nor lawlessness and crime
Insult your majesty! [Refrain]

4 Though vain and foolish, still
We are your people, Lord.
Oh, bend us to your will;
We'll serve no other God! [Refrain]

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #620

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

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First Line: To Thee our God, we fly
Title: To Thee our God, we fly
Author: William Walsham How (1871)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Lord, stretch forth thy mighty hand
Copyright: Public Domain



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