Scripture Verse

His salvation is nigh them that fear Him; that glory may dwell in our land. Psalm 85:9

Introduction

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Henry T. Smart
1813–1879

Words: Ro­bert D. Mur­ray, 1880, alt.

Music: Lan­ca­shire Hen­ry T. Smart, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mur­ray (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

From ocean unto ocean,
Our land shall own Thee Lord,
And, filled with true devotion,
Obey Thy sovereign Word:
Our prairies and our mountains,
The woods and fertile field,
Our rivers, lakes and fountains,
To Thee shall tribute yield.

O Christ, for Thine own glo­ry,
And for our country’s weal,
We humbly plead before Thee,
Thyself in us reveal;
And may we know, Lord Je­sus,
The touch of Thy dear hand;
And, healed of our diseases,
The tempter’s power with­stand.

Where error smites with blind­ness,
Enslaves and leads as­tray,
Do Thou in lov­ing­kind­ness
Proclaim Thy Gos­pel day,
Till all the tribes and rac­es
That dwell in this fair land,
Adorned with Chris­tian grac­es,
Within Thy courts shall stand.

Our Sav­ior King, defend us,
And guide where we should go;
Forth with Thy message send us,
Thy love and light to show,
Till, fired with true devotion,
Enkindled by Thy word,
From ocean unto ocean
Our land shall own Thee Lord.