Grant justice, Lord, to those who rule;
let righteous deeds compel their hand:
may courts be guided by your law,
and serve the poor throughout the land.
O Lord, our cause defend;
deliv'rance quickly send
to those who, bound in chains
of greed and selfish gains,
submit themselves to your command.
May greed be vanished from the land,
and peace in every heart be found,
may truth abide in word and deed;
and blessings of the Lord abound.
Our foes their tributes bring
to lay before our king:
from nations far and near,
lament transforms to cheer,
and honor fills the world around.
God's faithful love extends to all
who seek assurance in distress;
the weak who in their anguish bend
when hate and violence oppress.
As golden sheaves of grain,
God's harvest we remain.
All praise to God above!
Who crowns our life with love,
whose promise is to bear and bless.