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God of Our Fathers, Known of Old

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Uploaded by: BaroqueDMX (03/19/17)
Composer: Robertson, Leroy J.
Sample Producer: OrganART Media
Sample Set: 2012 Metzler, Poblet Abbey, Spain
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Hymn
Description:
Hymn No. 80 in the LDS (Mormon) Hymnal: "God of Our Fathers, Known of Old"

Text: Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936
Music: Leroy J. Robertson, 1896-1971. (c) 1947 LDS

Tune Name: Alice

Scriptural References:

2 Kings 17:38-39 ...
38 And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods.
39 But the Lord your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.

1 Nephi 17:37-40 ...
37 And he raiseth up a righteous nation, and destroyeth the nations of the wicked.
38 And he leadeth away the righteous into precious lands, and the wicked he destroyeth, and curseth the land unto them for their sakes.
39 He ruleth high in the heavens, for it is his throne, and this earth is his footstool.
40 And he liveth those who will have him to be their God. Behold, he loved our fathers, and he covenanted with them, yea, even Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and he remembered the covenants which he had made; wherefore, he did bring them out of the land of Egypt.

Introduction and 3 verses:

Verse 1:
God 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.

Verse 2:
The 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.

Verse 3:
Far-called, our navies melt away;
On dune and head-land 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.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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