Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "God of our Fathers" lyrics, Daniel Crane Robert (November 5, 1841-October 31, 1907), was born in Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York, United States and achieved fame as a Hymn writer and Presbyterian Episcopal deacon.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "God of our Fathers", George William Warren (August 17, 1828-March 17, 1902), was born in Albany, New York, United States and became famous as a Church organist, choir director, composer and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: God of our Fathers
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Daniel Crane Robert (November 5, 1841 to October 31, 1907)
Nationality of Author: American
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: George William Warren (August 17, 1828 to March 17, 1902)
Hymn Category: Songs
First Line of Hymn: "God of our fathers, Whose almighty hand Leads forth in beauty all the starry band"
First Publication Date: 1876
God of our Fathers Lyrics
God of our fathers, Whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.
Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast,
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.
From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.