Scripture Verse

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us…That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving health among all nations. Psalm 67:1–2


Words: Har­ri­et Au­ber, The Spir­it of the Psalms (Lon­don: T. Cad­dell, 1829), page 61.

Music: Hul­lah, ano­ny­mous. Pub­lished in Can­ti­ca Laud­is, by Lo­well Ma­son & George J. Webb (New York: Ma­son & Law, 1850), num­ber 192 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Harriet Auber (1773–1862)


On Thy church, O Power divine,
Cause Thy glo­ri­ous face to shine;
Till the nations from afar
Hail her as their guiding star;
Till her sons from zone to zone
Make Thy great sal­va­tion known.

Then shall God, with lavish hand,
Scatter blessings o’er the land;
Earth shall yield her rich increase,
Every breeze shall whisper peace,
And the world’s remotest bound
With the voice of praise resound.