arr. Gregory Lawrence Duffin
Music — Robert D. Swenson Lyrics — Leonard Bacon
A new reverent patriotic hymn.
This piece has continually been one of the favorites of those who have performed it and is perfect for expressing the spirit of relying on the Lord to protect freedoms.
Mixed chorus (SATB), solo violin and piano accompaniment
Women’s chorus (SSAA), solo violin and piano accompaniment
O God, beneath thy guiding hand,
Our exiled fathers crossed the sea.
And when they trod the wint’ry strand
With prayer and psalm they worshipped thee.
Thou heards’t, well-pleased, the song, the prayer.
Thy blessing came and still its pow’r
Shall onward through all ages bear
The mem’ry of that holy hour.
Laws, freedom, and faith in God
Came with those exiles o’er the waves.
And where their pilgrim feet have trod
The God they trusted guard their graves.
And here Thy name, O God of love,
Their children’s children still adore
‘Til these eternal hills remove,
And Spring adorns Earth evermore.
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