Christian Worship Temperance Hymn.
God of our fathers, ’tis thy hand
Hath turned the tide of death away,
That rolled in madness o’er the land,
And filled thy people with dismay.
Thy voice awaked us from our dream:
Thy spirit taught our hearts to feel;
‘Twas thy own light, whose radiant beam
Came down our duty to reveal.
Almighty Parent, still in thee
Our spirits trust for strength divine;
Gird us with heaven’s own energy,
And o’er our paths let wisdom shine.
The work of man’s destruction stay;
The tide of fire still backward press;
Drive each delusive mist away,
And every humble effort bless.