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Without a blessing from on high;
If radiant with no smile from Thee,
In vain our banners sweep the sky.
Give counsel to our chosen chiefs;
Give courage to our marshall'd bands;
Let prayer, and faith, and trust in God,
Inflame their hearts, and nerve their hands.
In no resentment let them strike;
No hatred stain their holy cause;
But consecrated be each arm
To “Union, Freedom, and the Laws.”
And O! in Thine own time, restore
Good — will and peace from sea to sea;
And in each brother's breast revive
The love that springs from love to Thee.
So may our land, from danger freed,
With one consent Thy mercy own;
And every knee and heart be bent
In grateful homage at Thy throne.
“Not unto us-Not unto us,”
In joyful chorus then we'll sing;
“But all the glory, all the praise,
Be unto Thee, our God and King!”
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