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64. hymn for the National fast, September 26, 1861. With humbled hearts, great God, this day, Before Thy throne we sorrowing stand; O hear our prayer, forgive our sins, And turn Thy judgments from our land. Our fathers placed their trust in Thee, And Thou didst lead them like a flock; Through Thee they stemm'd the wintry waves, Through Thee they braved the battle's shock. Be to the sons once more, O God, As to their sires Thou wert so long; Revive our faith, rebuke our fears, And let us in Thy might be strong. The clouds which thicken o'er our path, 'Tis Thine alone to chase away; O! show the brightness of Thy face, And turn our darkness into day. Pour forth Thy Spirit, gracious Lord, To help us in this hour of need; Appease the rage which rends our land, And bid its wounds no longer bleed. In vain we burnish sword or shield, 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 courag