"Swell the Anthem, Raise the Song"
by Nathan Strong, 1748-1816
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.
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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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