Two Hymns

Sung this morning in Trinity Lutheran / Bexley Hall seminary worship:

O God of Every Nation – ELW 713

From search for wealth and power and scorn of truth and right,
from trust in bombs that shower destruction through the night,
from pride of race and station and blindness to your way,
deliver ev’ry nation, eternal God, we pray.

Text © 1958, ren. 1986 The Hymn Society, admin. Hope Publishing Company

This Is My Song – ELW 887

This is my song, O God of all the nations,
a song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is;
here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine;
but other hearts in other lands are beating
with hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.

My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean,
and sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine.
But other lands have sunlight too, and clover,
and skies are ev’rywhere as blue as mine.
So hear my song, O God of all the nations,
a song of peace for their land and for mine.

Text sts. 1-2 © 1934, 1962, Lorenz Publishing Company

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Author: Pastor Ken

Ken Ranos serves as the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Three Lakes, WI, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

One thought on “Two Hymns”

  1. We sang “This Is My Song” at a recent Presbytery event; I was really impressed with it and glad to see that it will be in the new Presby hymnal being released this Fall.

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