649 ~ Lord, While for All Mankind


Lord, while for all mankind we pray, Of every clime and coast, O hear us for our native land, The land we love the most.


O guard our shores from every foe; With peace our borders bless; With prosperous times our cities crown, Our fields with plenteousness.


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


Lord of the nations, thus to Thee Our country we commend; Be Thou her refuge and her trust, Her everlasting friend.