Lord of nations, God Eternal,
lift we songs of praise to thee,
for our nation strong and mighty;
may thy blessings ever be
on our land, a land of beauty,
land of freedom, land we love;
fields and valleys, plains and mountains,
spreading 'neath blue skies above.
Make our nation strong in justice,
that the people still shall know
freedom from all fear and danger
from within, from outward foe.
O renew us in true valor,
that like founders of this land,
we may stand for right and honor,
seeking guidance by thy hand.
Turn our eyes to things eternal,
let us learn the truth anew:
that we never find salvation
by the things that we can do.
Teach us that we are but pilgrims
as our ancestors before;
that we journey here a season,
trav'ling to an unknown shore.
Fill our hearts with hope and courage,
let us sing the songs of peace,
as in common love we labor
that true justice may increase.
Give us hearts that know compassion,
helping others on their way;
till all people live in freedom,
and accept thy sovereign sway.