Lord, While for All Mankind We Pray

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Melody - "St. Flavian", John Day, 1562; Seq. by Richard Jordan
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John R. Wreford, 1837

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

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

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

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

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

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