METER: 76 76 D
SUGGESTED TUNE: PASSION CHORALE
This is the meter of such hymns as "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded."
1. Al-might-y God, re-store us,
Have mer-cy and save us.
You brought a vine from E-gypt,
And plant-ed it a-new.
You cleared out na-tions for it,
It took root and it grew.
It shad-ed all the mount-ains
And might-y ce-dars, too.
2. It stretched from Sea to Riv-er.
So why'd you break its walls?
So pas-sers-by its fruit take,
And wild things hav-oc wreak?
Lord of hosts, turn back to us,
Look down from heav'n and see;
Have pity on your plant-ing,
Placed there by your right hand.
Copyright 2002 Dale A. Schoening