Thou hast with Thine arm redeemed Thy people.@Psalm 77:15

Charles S. Horne, 1909.

Irish tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles S. Horne (1865-1914)

For the might of Thine arm we bless Thee,
Our God, our fathers’ God;
Thou hast kept Thy pilgrim people
By the strength of Thy staff and rod;
Thou hast called us to the journey
Which faithless feet ne’er trod;
For the might of Thine arm we bless Thee:
Our God, our fathers’ God.

For the love of Christ constraining,
That bound their hearts as one;
For the faith in truth and freedom
In which their work was done;
For the peace of God’s evangel
Wherewith their feet were shod;
For the might of Thine arm we bless Thee:
Our God, our fathers’ God.

We are watchers of a beacon
Whose light must never die;
We are guardians of an altar
That shows Thee ever nigh;
We are children of Thy freemen
Who sleep beneath the sod;
For the might of Thine arm we bless Thee:
Our God, our fathers’ God.

May the shadow of Thy presence
Around our camp be spread;
Baptize us with the courage
Thou gavest to our dead;
O keep us in the pathway
Their saintly feet have trod;
For the might of Thine arm we bless Thee,
Our God, our fathers’ God.