Scripture Verse

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us. Psalm 67:1

Introduction

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Uzziah C. Burnap
1834–1900

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719, alt. The na­tion’s pros­pe­ri­ty, and the church’s in­crease.

Music: Bur­leith Uz­zi­ah C. Bur­nap, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Lyrics

Shine on our land, Je­ho­vah, shine
With beams of heav’nly grace!
Reveal Thy power through all our coasts,
And show Thy smiling face.
Here fix Thy throne exalted high,
And here, our glo­ry, stand;
And, like a wall of guardian fire,
Surround our favored land.

When shall Thy name, from shore to shore,
Sound all the earth abroad,
And distant nations know and love
Their Sav­ior and their God?
Earth shall confess her maker’s hand,
And yield a full increase;
And God shall crown His chosen land
With fruitfulness and peace.

While the Re­deem­er scatters round
His gracious favors here,
To the creation’s utmost bound
His glo­ry shall appear.
Shine on our land, Je­ho­vah, shine
With beams of heav’nly grace!
Reveal Thy power through all our coasts,
And show Thy smiling face.