Scripture Verse

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12


Thomas T. Lynch (1818–1871)

Words: Tho­mas T. Lynch, The Ri­vu­let, third edi­tion, en­larged (Lon­don: Long­mans, Green, Read­er & Dyer, 1868), num­ber 139, alt.

Music: Ev­en­tide Will­iam H. Monk, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

William H. Monk (1823–1889)


Together for our coun­try now we pray;
Give her good speed up­on her an­cient way;
And for her broad­en­ing world a bright­er day,
Till all men pros­per that her laws obey.

God save the saints*, and all of hon­ored name!
May vir­tue shine in them with stead­fast flame;
Let wor­thy deeds in­spire the tongue of fame,
And flar­ing fal­si­ties be quenched in shame.

God save the Church! may all good men com­bine,
As from one root may ma­ny branch­es shine;
And rich in una­dul­ter­ate loaves and wine,
May les­sen­ing want and woe de­clare her Thine.

God save the peo­ple and their hous­es all,
The thriv­ing, striv­ing, and both great and small!
And let us on Thy love with one voice call,
When the sun rises, and the shado­ws fall.

*Originally, Queen