499. 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 the Son forever blessed,
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,
And throughout this spacious land
Crown the labors of each hand.
Let your kind protection be
Over commerce on the sea.
Open, Lord, your bounteous hand;
Bless your people, bless our land.

3 Give us rulers faithful, true,
Such as love ad honor you;
Let the powers 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 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: The Nation
Tune Information
Name: ST. GEORGE'S, WINDSOR
Composer: George J. Elvey, 1816-93
Meter: 77 77 D
Key: F Major



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