Sunday, February 05, 2006

My First Solo...

and my last!

God of Our Fathers

God of our fathers, Whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast,
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.
This hymn was written for the 1876 celebration sung for a cel­e­bra­tion of the Cen­ten­n­i­al Fourth of July, and sung at Brandon, Vermont. “National Hymn” written by George W. Warren, for the cen­ten­ni­al cel­e­bra­tion of the Unit­ed States Constitution.


Goat said...

Amen, beautiful words!

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I love it when you post hymns. Thanks!!

clew said...

Love it! :)

P.S. I did your meme finally ~

P.P.S. Yay Steelers ;) but hats off to the Hawks!!! Exciting game!!!

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful hymn. I just like that so much better than,
"I could sing of your love forever, I could sing of your love forever..."