Wednesday, June 21, 2023


1031 C. M.
Prayer for our native land.

LORD, while for all mankind we pray,
   Of every clime and coast,
   O hear us for our native land,—
   The land we love the most.

2 O guard our shores from every foe;
   With peace our borders bless-
   Our cities with prosperity,
   Our fields with plenteousness.

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

4 Lord of the nations, thus to thee
   Our country we commend;
   Be thou her refuge and her trust—
   Her everlasting friend.
                         John Reynell Weeford
                        Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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