Scripture Verse

They shall hear of Thy great Name, and of Thy strong hand, and of Thy stretched out arm. 1 Kings 8:42


Nordahl Rolfsen

Words: Za­cha­ri­as To­pe­li­us (1818–1898). Trans­lat­ed from Swed­ish to Nor­we­gian by Nor­dahl Rolf­sen (1848–1928). Trans­lat­ed from Nor­we­gian to Eng­lish by an un­known au­thor.

Music: Grieg Ed­vard H. Grieg (1843–1907) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the words or mu­sic were writ­ten, the Eng­lish trans­lat­or, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Topelius, would you ?

Edvard H. Grieg


O God of Hosts, with Thy strong hand,
Protect the sons of our fair land;
Be Thou our Shield in war or peace,
And guide our steps till life shall cease.

Thou Lord, defend this land of ours,
Its smiling shores, its mountain towers;
Thy blessing on its future shed
Like morning dew when night is fled.

In truth and light we fain would grow,
Thy laws would love, Thy Word would know;
In Thee we will for aye abide;
O Lord of all, be Thou our guide!