Scripture Verse

God of our fathers, art not Thou God in Heaven? 2 Chronicles 20:6

Introduction

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Winfred E. Garrison
(1874–1969)

Words: Win­fred E. Gar­ri­son (1874–1969).

Music: Lobe den Herr­en An­der Theil des Er­neu­er­ten Ge­sang­buch, se­cond ed­i­tion (Bre­men, Ger­ma­ny: 1665). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam S. Ben­nett, 1864 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Sterndale Bennett
(1816–1875)

Lyrics

God of our fathers,
The strength of our people and nation,
Gladly we come
To Thy presence with true adoration,
Seeking Thy face
Ttrusting Thy love and Thy grace,
Thou art our health and salvation.

God of all mercy,
For pardon and peace we implore Thee,
Humbly confessing
Our faults and our failures before Thee.
Children of men,
Falling and rising again,
Still give us grace to adore Thee.

God of the poor
And the weak, to our prayer now attending,
Teach us to follow
The Master of all men in blending
Worship with deed,
Praises with service to need,
All men in His name befriending.

God of all peoples,
Let justice and peace like a river
Flow through the world
Until all, in one common endeavor,
Build among men
Brotherhood’s kingdom, and then
Thine be the glory forever.