To thee our God we fly (William Croft)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-07)  CPDL #63363:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-07).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2021-03-07)  CPDL #63362:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-07).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 115 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: To thee our God we fly
Composer: William Croft
Tune: Croft's 136th
Lyricist: William Walsham How

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66. 44. 44

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 330
Description: Melody and bass by Croft

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

To thee our God we fly
for mercy and for grace;
O hear our lowly cry,
and hide not thou thy face.
O Lord, stretch forth thy mighty hand,
and guard and bless our fatherland.

Arise, O Lord of Hosts,
be jealous for thy name,
and drive from out our coasts
the sins that put to shame:

Thy best gifts from on high
in rich abundance pour,
that we may magnify
and praise thee more and more:

The powers ordained by thee
with heavenly wisdom bless;
may they thy servants be,
and rule in righteousness:

The Church of thy dear Son
inflame with love’s pure fire,
bind her once more in one,
and life and truth inspire:

The pastors of thy fold
with grace and power endue,
that faithful, pure, and bold,
they may be pastors true:

O let us love thy house,
and sanctify thy day,
bring unto thee our vows,
and loyal homage pay:

Give peace, Lord, in our time;
O let no foe draw nigh,
nor lawless deed of crime
insult thy majesty:

Though vile and worthless, still
thy people, Lord, are we;
and for our God we will
none other have but thee.
O Lord, stretch forth thy mighty hand,
and guard and bless our fatherland.