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O God of Every Nation

O God of every nation,
     of every race and land,
redeem the whole creation
     with your almighty hand.
Where hate and fear divide us
     and bitter threats are hurled,
in love and mercy guide us,
     and heal our strife-torn world.

From search for wealth and power
     and scorn of truth and right,
from trust in bombs that shower
     destruction through the night,
from pride of race and station
     and blindness to your way,
deliver every nation,
     eternal God, we pray!

Lord, strengthen all who labor
     that we may find release
from fear of rattling saber,
     from dread of war's increase.
When hope and courage falter,
     Lord, let your voice be heard;
with faith that none can alter,
     your servants undergird.

Keep bright in us the vision
     of days when war shall cease,
when hatred and division
     give way to love and peace,
till dawns the morning glorious
     when truth and justice reign,
and Christ shall rule victorious
     o'er all the world's domain.

William Watkins Reid, Jr.
Words © 1958, renewed 1986 The Hymn Society (admin. Hope Publishing Company)

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Product Code: 1097, 840, 8020

Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|Holding in Trust - The Hymn Society|Hymnal Supplement|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Colossians 1:20; Ephesians 2:14-15; Galatians 3:26-29; Isaiah 2:4, 9:7; Matthew 6:13; Psalms 67:3; Revelation 7:9-17; Romans 8:22

Theme: Creation, Global, God - Sovereignty, Healing, Justice & Peace, Kingdom of God, Labor & Leisure, National, Peace on Earth, Redemption, Refugees

Author(s): Reid, William W., Jr. (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: LLANGLOFFAN -

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