Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. Psalm 27:3
Words: Amos R. Wells, Jr. (1862–1933).
Music: Deus Tuorum Militum Grenoble Antiphoner, 1753 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know when this hymn was written, or have a better photo of Wells,
God help our country to be strong,
’Gainst all the battle-hosts of wrong;
In all we pledge or think or do
God help our country to be true.
God hold our nation’s aim sincere,
God save her heart from coward fear,
God prosper her with true success,
And crown her head with worthiness.
From foe without and foe within,
From open shame and hidden sin,
From boastful pride and greedy store,
God keep our nation evermore!