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|O God, the Strength of Those Who War||234|
|(ST. ANNE. C. M.)|
|Bishop Willam Boyd Carpenter||"Supplement to the New Version," 1708:
probably by WIilliam Croft
- God, the Strength of those who war,
The Hope of those who wait,
Be with our sons gone forth to fight,
And those who keep the gate.
- Give to our hosts in bat - tie's hour
Firm hearts and cour - age high
Thy com - fort give to those who fall,
Thy peace to those who die.
- Breathe on our land the spir it calm
Which faith in right
And in the hours of dark sus-pense
A faith which stronger grows. be - stows,
- In thee a - lone we place our hope,
Thou Keep - er of the just,
And thou, thro' fight and fire and fears
Will jus - ti - fy our trust.
- Thy ways are won - der - f ul, God,
Who mak est wars to cease :
O let this be the fi - nal war
That ush - ers in thy peace.