God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand Lyrics
1 God of the ages, whose almighty hand
leads forth in beauty all the starry band
of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
our grateful songs before thy throne arise.
2 Thy love divine hath led us in the past;
in this free land with thee our lot is cast;
be thou our ruler, guardian, guide, and stay,
thy Word our law, thy paths our chosen way.
3 From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
be thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
thy true religion in our hearts increase;
thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
4 Refresh thy people on their toilsome way;
lead us from night to never-ending day;
fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
and glory, laud, and praise be ever thine.
God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand Hymn Story
“God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand” is a Christian hymn that was composed by Daniel C. Roberts. It was first published in 1876.
This hymn is his best-known hymn, and it has found its way into several denominations’ hymnals.
It is a hymn of praise to the God of heaven whose almighty hand leads his people and the world.
Though we may not feel like it when going through a tough time, the Lord still guides and controls everything that happens in the universe.
It is this strong hand that protects the world and his people from harm. It is that same hand that refreshes and empowers his people on earth.
Daniel C Roberts was born in 1841 in New York.
He was a minister of the gospel in the Episcopal Church and served in several congregations in Vermont and Massachusetts.
He was a very humble person who did not seek the limelight.
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