Scripture Verse

When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Deuteronomy 8:10

Introduction

Words: Na­than Strong, Hart­ford Se­lect­ion 1799.

Music: St. George’s Wind­sor George J. El­vey, 1858 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Strong (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
George J. Elvey
(1816–1893)

Lyrics

Swell the anthem, raise the song;
Praises to our God belong.
Saints and angels join to sing
Praises to the heav’nly King.
Blessings from His liberal hand
Flow around this happy land.
Kept by Him, no foes annoy;
Peace and freedom we enjoy.

Here, beneath a peaceful sway,
May we cheerfully obey,
Never feel oppression’s rod,
Ever own and worship God.
Hark, the voice of nature sings
Praises to the King of kings.
Let us join the choral song
And the grateful notes prolong.