Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Shine, mighty God, on Britain shine,|
With beams of heav'nly grace;
Reveal thy power through all our coasts,
And show thy smiling face.
2. Amidst our isle, exalted high,
3. When shall thy name, from shore to shore,
4. Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands,|
Sing loud with solemn voice;
While British tongues exalt his praise,
And British hearts rejoice.
5. He, the great Lord, the sovereign Judge,
6. Earth shall obey her Maker's will,
7. God the Redeemer scatters round|
His choicest favors here,
While the creation's utmost bound
Shall see, adore, and fear.
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