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O God, Beneath Thy Guiding Hand
DUKE STREET  L.M.
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PATRIOTIC
O God, beneath Thy guiding hand
Our exiled fathers crossed the sea;
And when they trod the wintry strand,
With prayer and psalm they worshiped Thee.
Thou heardest, well pleased, the song, the prayer;
Thy blessing came; and still its power
Shall onward, through all ages, bear
The memory of that holy hour.
Laws, freedom, truth, and faith in God
Came with those exiles o'er the waves;
And, where their pilgrim feet have trod,
The God they trusted guards their graves.
And here Thy Name, 0 God of love,
Their children's children shall adore,
Till these eternal hills remove,
And spring adorns the earth no more.

O God, beneath Thy guiding hand
Our exiled fathers crossed the sea;
And when they trod the wintry strand,
With prayer and psalm they worshiped Thee.

Thou heardest, well pleased, the song, the prayer;
Thy blessing came; and still its power
Shall onward, through all ages, bear
The memory of that holy hour.

Laws, freedom, truth, and faith in God
Came with those exiles o'er the waves;
And, where their pilgrim feet have trod,
The God they trusted guards their graves.

And here Thy Name, 0 God of love,
Their children's children shall adore,
Till these eternal hills remove,
And spring adorns the earth no more.

   
   Leonard Bacon, 1833 John Haton (d. 1793)   
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