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To Thee our God we fly For mercy and for




To Thee our God we fly
For mercy and for grace;
O hear our lowly cry,
And hide not Thou Thy face.

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.



Arise, O Lord of hosts!
Be jealous of Thy Name,
And drive from out our coasts
The sins that put to shame.

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.



Thy best gifts from on high
In rich abundance pour,
That we may magnify
And praise Thee more and more.

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.



The powers ordained by Thee
With heavenly wisdom bless;
May they Thy servants be,
And rule in righteousness.

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.



The Church of Thy dear Son,
Inflame with loves pure fire,
Bind her once more in one,
And life and truth inspire.

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.



The pastors of Thy fold,
With grace and power endue,
That faithful, pure and bold,
They may be pastors true.

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.



O let us love Thy house,
And sanctify Thy day,
Bring unto Thee our vows,
And loyal homage pay.

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.



Give peace, Lord, in our time;
O let no foe draw nigh,
Nor lawless deed of crime
Insult Thy majesty.

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.



Though vile and worthless, still
Thy people, Lord, are we;
And for our God we will
None other have but Thee.

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.



---Alternative verses---


Though weak and wayward, still
Thy people, Lord, are we;
And for our God we will
None other have but Thee.

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand
And guard and bless our Fatherland.


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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 6 6 and refrain
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1871
      Bible Refs: Ps 59:1;
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. GODRIC
      Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1862
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 6 6 6 8 8
        6 6 6 6 8 8
        6 6 6 6 8 8
        6 6 6 6 8 8
        6 6 6 6 8 8
        6 6 6 6 8 8
        6 6 6 6 8 8
        6 6 6 6 8 8 8
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