Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"God Of Our Fathers"

My friend, Maxine, posted this hymn the other day. I believe it is a wonderful prayer for this election campaign.

Painting of Sky Full of Stars by William Rogers
Painting of Sky Full of Stars

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band.
Of shining worlds in splendor thru the skies,
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast;
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

God's Daily Care by Sheri Doty
God's Daily Care

From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Praise (Violin) by Christine Garner
Praise (Violin)

Refresh Thy 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.

Words: Daniel C. Roberts
Music: George W. Warren 1876

You can listen to the music here.


Smilingsal said...

Good to reflect on this hymn...enjoyed the pictures too.

Mimi said...

beautiful hymn...and I enjoyed the pictures you used to illistrate ...

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Lovely..xoxo Nita

Maxine said...

Cathy, I just got over to see this finally! I love the presentation of this with the pictures!! Yes, isn't it a perfect hymn for the election? Amen!