God of Our Fathers - Memorial Day 2012
God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
Our grateful songs before your throne arise.
Your love divine has led us in the past,
In this free land by you our lot is cast;
You are our ruler, guardian guide and stay;
Your word our law, your paths our chosen way.
From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Make your strong arm our ever sure defense;
Your true religion in our hearts increase
Your bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
Refresh your people on their toilsome way
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud and praise be ever thine.
Daniel C. Roberts, 1841-1907
George W. Warren, 1828-1902
We Celebrate - World Library Publications