617. Christ, by Heavenly Hosts Adored

1 Christ, by heav'nly hosts adored,
Gracious, mighty, sov'reign Lord,
God of nations, King of kings,
Head of all created things,
By the Church with joy confessed,
God o'er all, forever blest --
Pleading, at your throne we stand:
Save your people, bless our land.

2 On our fields of grass and grain
Send, O Lord, the kindly rain;
O'er our wide and goodly land
Crown the labors of each hand.
Let your kind protection be
O'er our commerce on the sea.
Open, Lord, your bounteous hand;
Bless your people, bless our land.

3 Give us rulers who will be
Known for love and honesty;
Let the pow'rs that you ordained
Be in righteousness maintained.
In the people's hearts increase
Love of piety and peace.
Thus united, we shall stand
One wide, free, and happy land.

Text Information
First Line: Christ, by heav'nly hosts adored
Title: Christ, by Heavenly Hosts Adored
Author: Henry Harbaugh, 1817-67 (abr., alt.)
Meter: 77 77 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Nation
Tune Information
Composer: George J. Elvey, 1816-93
Meter: 77 77 D
Key: F Major
Copyright: Setting: © 1986 by GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago IL. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Notes: Alternate setting: 82

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