1 LORD of hosts, our God and Lord,
To thee we lift our voice,
Praise thy name with one accord,
And in thy strength rejoice;
Heaven is thine, and earth, and sea,
The work of thine almighty hand;
Every creature made by thee
Must bow to thy command.
2 Lord, the cause belongs to thee
When truth's opposers rise,
Thou, who dost the evil see,
Disperse it with thine eyes!
They and we are in thine hand,
Who sittest on thy righteous throne;
Let thine awful counsel stand,
Thy sovereign will be done.
3 Thou who once didst shake the place
Where praying saints were met,
Spirit of faith and holiness,
The miracle repeat;
Now exert thy power to heal,
Thy waiting servants, Lord, inspire,
Warm their hearts with heavenly zeal,
And touch their lips with fire.
4 Power to every messenger
And ready utterance give,
That we boldly may declare
The name through which we live,
Preach the reconciling Word,
Who did his peace to all bequeath,
Followers of our lamb-like Lord,
And faithful unto death.