God of Our Fathers

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Music by George William Warren
Lyrics by Daniel Crane Roberts

VERSE 1

F   Dm  C  F Bb     F     Csus4 C  F 
God of our fathers, whose almighty hand

      Dm       Am  D  C       Gsus4 G  C 
Leads forth in beauty all the star--ry band

           Ab    Ab7 Cm       Gsus4   G7  C  
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,

F   Bb       F       Gm   F   Csus4  C7 F 
Our grateful songs before Thy throne a--rise.

VERSE 2

F   Dm   C F    Bb   F      Csus4  C   F 
Thy love divine hath led us in     the past;

   Dm        Am   D7 C        Gsus4 G  C 
In this free land by Thee our lot   is cast;

            Ab Ab7 Cm        Gsus4  G7  C 
Be Thou our ruler, guardian, guide, and stay;

F   Bb       F        Gm    F   Csus4 C7 F 
Thy word our law, Thy paths our cho---sen way.

VERSE 3

F    Dm    C F     Bb   F      Csus4 C F 
From war's alarms, from deadly pes---tilence,

   Dm         Am  D7  C    Gsus4 D C  
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure  defense;

           Ab Ab7 Cm     Gsus4  G7 C 
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,

F   Bb        F        Gm  F   Csu4 C7 F 
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us   in peace.

VERSE 4

F Dm    C   F  Bb  F        Csus4 C  F 
Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,

     Dm      Am    D7 C    Gsus4 G   C 
Lead us from night to neverend---ing day;

             Ab    Ab7  Cm       Csus4 G7 C 
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,

F   Bb     F         Gm     F  Csus4 C7 F 
And glory, laud, and praise be ev----er Thine.

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