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Hymn for a Fast Day. Ps. 93. 1-4; 99. 1

W. Gadsby   C.M.

1
Great God! whose universal power
Through all the earth is known;
Who governs heaven and earth, nor sits
On a precarious throne;

2
No strange commotions on the earth,
No wars have taken place,
But what were ever in thy view,
Almighty God of grace.

3
Creatures of every sort and kind
Are all at thy control;
The God that fills immensity
Must reign from pole to pole.

4
Our wars and tumults all arise
As the effect of sin;
Sin is the cause of all the woes
The world has felt or seen.

5
Dear Lord, we fall before thy face;
Our guilt and folly own;
And pray thee, for thy mercy’s sake,
To make thy goodness known.

6
In mercy put a stop to war;
In mercy send us peace;
Nor let thy vengeance on us fall,
Almighty King of grace.

7
Yet, Lord, whate’er thy will may be,
We pray to be resigned;
We know thou art too wise to err,
Too good to be unkind.