"Swell the Anthem, Raise the Song"
                        by Nathan Strong, 1748-1816
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. 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 lib'ral hand
        Flow around this happy land.
        Kept by Him, no foes annoy;
        Peace and freedom we enjoy.

        2. 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. Amen.

Notes: Hymn #584 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Deuteronomy 8:10-12 Author: Nathan Strong, 1799 Composer: George J. Elvey, 1858 Tune: "St. George"
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