Lord of our life and God of our salvation,
Star of our night and Hope of ev’ry nation:
Hear and receive Your Church’s supplication,
Lord God Almighty.
See round Your ark the hungry billows curling;
See how Your foes their banners are unfurling
And with great spite their fiery darts are hurling,
O Lord, preserve us.
Lord, be our light when worldly darkness veils us;
Lord, be our shield when earthly armour fails us;
And in the day when hell itself assails us,
Grant us Your peace, Lord:
Peace in our hearts, where sinful thoughts are raging,
Peace in Your Church, our troubled souls assuaging,
Peace when the world its endless war is waging,
Peace in Your heaven.
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- Tune: Cloisters
- Meter: 11 11 11 5
- Style: Victorian Hymn
- Church Year, General, Lent, Passiontide, Trinity, Ash Wednesday
- Composer: Joseph Barnby (1838 -- 1899)
- Lyricist: Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern (1594-1648)
- Translator: Philip Pusey (1799 -1855)
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
- Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
- ISRC: UKTU21900071
- UPC: 5060707370658