Psalm 67

Words: Isaac Watts

Common Metre Tunes

The nation's prosperity, and the church's increase.
   1  Shine, mighty God, on Britain shine,
         With beams of heav'nly grace;
      Reveal thy power through all our coasts,
         And show thy smiling face.
   2  Amidst our isle, exalted high,
         Do thou our glory stand,
      And, like a wall of guardian fire,
         Surround the fav'rite land.
   3  When shall thy name, from shore to shore,
         Sound all tile earth abroad;
      And distant nations know and love
         Their Savior and their God?
   4  Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands,
         Sing loud with solemn voice;
      While British tongues exalt his praise,
         And British hearts rejoice.
   5  He, the great Lord, the sov'reign Judge,
         That sits enthroned above,
      Wisely commands the worlds he made
         In justice and in love.
   6  Earth shall obey her Maker's will,
         And yield a full increase;
      Our God will crown his chosen isle
         With fruitfulness and peace.
   7  God the Redeemer scatters round
         His choicest favors here,
      While the creation's utmost bound
         Shall see, adore, and fear.

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