O God of love, O King of peace


O God of love, O King of peace,
make wars throughout the world to cease;
the wrath of sinful man restrain,
give peace, O God, give peace again!

Remember, Lord, thy works of old,
the wonders that our fathers told;
remember not our sin's dark stain,
give peace, O God, give peace again!

Whom shall we trust but thee, O Lord?
Where rest but on thy faithful word?
None ever called on thee in vain,
give peace, O God, give peace again!

Where saints and angels dwell above,
all hearts are knit in holy love;
O bind us in that heavenly chain,
give peace, O God, give peace again!


Words: Henry Williams Baker, 1861

Music: Eltham, Rockingham, Hesperus, Eden

Meter: LM

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