O Lord our God, arise

O Lord our God, arise!
the cause of truth maintain,
and wide o'er all the peopled world
extend thy blessèd reign.

Thou Prince of life, arise!
Nor let thy glory cease;
far spread the conquests of thy grace,
and bless the earth with peace.

O Holy Ghost, arise!
Expand thy quickening wing,
and o'er a dark and ruined world
let light and order spring.

All on the earth, arise!
To God the Savior sing;
from shore to shore, from earth to heaven,
let echoing anthems ring.

Words: Ralph Wardlow, 1800

Music: St. Ethelwald, Windermere

Meter: SM

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