"Lord, While for All Mankind We Pray"
                       by John R. Wreford, 1800-1881
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Lord, while for all mankind we pray
        Of ev'ry clime and coast,
        Oh, hear us for our native land,
        The land we love the most!

        2. Oh, guard our shores from ev'ry foe,
        With peace our borders bless,
        With prosp'rous times our cities crown,
        Our fields with plenteousness!

        3. Unite us in the sacred love
        Of knowledge, truth, and Thee;
        And let our hills and valleys shout
        The songs of liberty.

        4. Here may Thy Gospel, pure and mild,
        Smile on our Sabbath hours
        And piety and virtue bless
        Our fathers' home and ours.

        5. Lord of the nations, thus to Thee
        Our country we commend.
        Be Thou her Refuge and her Trust,
        Her everlasting Friend.

Notes: Hymn #578 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Romans 13:1-7 Author: John R. Wreford, 1837, ab., alt. Composer: John Day's, 1562 Tune: "St. Flavian" 1st Published in: _Psalter_
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