Number: 289
Title: O God of Every Nation
Composer: alt. 1972Welsh folk melody Evans' Hymnau a Thonau, 1865 As in English Hymnal, 1906
Author: William W. Reid, Jr., 1958;
Scripture: Ezekiel 48:35 Daniel 7:14 Revelation 11:15
Theme: God

1.  O God of every nation,
    Of every race and land,
    Redeem the whole creation
    With Your almighty hand;
    Where hate and fear divide us
    And bitter threats are hurled,
    In love and mercy guide us
    And heal our strife-torn world.

2.  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 every nation,
    Eternal God, we pray.

3.  Lord, strengthen those who labor
    That all may find release
    From fear of rattling saber,
    From dread of war's increase;
    When hope and courage falter,
    Your still small voice be heard;
    With faith that none can alter,
    Your servants undergird.

4.  Keep bright in us the vision
    Of days when war shall cease,
    When hatred and division
    Give way to love and peace,
    Till dawns the morning glorious
    When peace on earth shall reign
    And Christ shall rule victorious
    O'er all the world's domain.