GOD of eternity, Lord of the Ages
1 GOD of eternity, Lord of the Ages,
Father and spirit and Saviour of men!
Thine is the glory of time’s numbered pages;
Thine is the power to revive us again.
2 Thankful, we come toThee, Lord of the nations,
Praising Thy faithfulness, mercy and grace,
Shown to our fathers in past generations,
Pledge of Thy love to our people and race.
3 Far from our ancient home, sundered by oceans,
Zion is builded and God is adored;
Lift we our hearts in united devotions;
Ends of the earth, join in praise to the Lord!
4 Beauteous this land of ours. Bountiful Giver!
Brightly the heavens Thy glory declare,
Streameth the sunlight on hill, plain and river,
Shineth Thy Cross over fields rich and fair.
5 Pardon our sinfulness, God of all pity,
Call to remembrance Thy church to abide as a city
Strengthen Thy Church to abide as a city
Set on a hill for a light to Thy fold.
6 Head of the Church on earth, risen, ascended!
Thine is the honour that dwells in this place;
As Thou hast blessed us through years that have ended,
Still lift upon us the light of Thy face.