Singing through the Year: O God of Every Nation

This week’s hymn, “O God of Every Nation,” is a prayer for justice and peace—a prayer for peace whose foundation is justice—a prayer for the “good and pleasant” community described in this Sunday’s Psalm where “kindred live together in unity.”

Here’s the second stanza: “From search for wealth and power and scorn of truth and right,
from trust in bombs that shower destruction through the night, from pride of race and nation
and blindness to your way, deliver every nation, eternal God, we pray.”

May this be our prayer today and every day.

Here’s a link to the whole hymn text. To listen and sing along, check out this recording of congregational singing and this trumpet and organ trio.

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Singing through the Year features a hymn related to next Sunday’s readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. Each hymn will be sung at the Presbyterian church where I am the organist.