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God of Our Fathers, Known of OldRudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
947The RecessionalEdward W. Naylor (1867-1934)

1God of our fathers, known of old–
Lord of our far-flung battle line–
Beneath Whose awful Hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine–
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget– lest we forget!
2The tumult and the shouting dies–
The captains and the kings depart–
Still stands Thine ancient Sacrifice.
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget– lest we forget!
3Far-called our navies melt away–
On dune and headland sinks the fire–
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget– lest we forget!
4If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe–
Such boasting as the Gentiles use
Or lesser breeds without the Law–
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget– lest we forget!
5For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard–
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding calls not Thee to guard–
For frantic boast and foolish word,
Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord!
Deuteronomy6:12Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
Judges3:7And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.
1 Samuel12:9And when they forgat the LORD their God, he sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
Psalm9:17The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Psalm20:7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Psalm68:7,97 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah: 9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
Psalm106:13They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
Hosea2:13And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.

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