Hear Thou from the heavens their prayer.@2 Chronicles 6:35
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Luther O. Emerson (1820-1915)

William E. Hickson, the Singing Master, 1836.

Ar Hyd Y Nos traditional Welsh melody; harmony by Luther O. Emerson, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Now to Heaven our prayer ascending,
God speed the right!
In a noble cause contending,
God speed the right!
May we live our lives before Thee,
Like the good and great in story,
If we fail, we fail in glory:
God speed the right!

Patient, firm, and persevering,
God speed the right!
No event or danger fearing,
God speed the right!
Pains, nor toils, nor trials heeding,
Never from the truth receding,
And in Heaven’s own time succeeding,
God speed the right!

Still our onward course pursuing,
God speed the right!
Every foe at length subduing,
God speed the right!
Truth! thy cause, whate’er delay it,
There’s no power on earth can stay it,
Proudly let us then obey it,
God speed the right!