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First Line: Great god of a million years
Last Line: Lead us on.
Subject(s): God


Great God of a million years,
Bulwark of our ancient fears,
Lead us on;
Sorrows come and sorrows go,
But Thy comfort nations know;
Princes, lords, and captains fall,
But the lowly hear thy call;
Lead us on.

'Cross the tide the storms may blow,
Fires of evil brightly glow,
Lead us on;
When around us thrives the night
Burn anew, O Starry Light,
Let the moaning sea-winds die
Ere the angel Love pass by;
Lead us on.

Nations marching to the Cross,
On their hearts the Sign emboss,
Lead us on;
By Thy hand the fallen rise
To the glory of the skies,
By Thy hand a thousand years
Thou shalt dry our earthly tears;
Lead us on.





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