Before The Lord We Bow Poem by Francis Scott Key

Before The Lord We Bow

Rating: 4.9

Before the Lord we bow, the God Who reigns above,
And rules the world below, boundless in power and love.
Our thanks we bring in joy and praise, our hearts we raise
To Heaven's high King.

The nation Thou hast blest may well Thy love declare,
From foes and fears at rest, protected by Thy care.
For this fair land, for this bright day, our thanks we pay,
Gifts of Thy hand.

May every mountain height, each vale and forest green,
Shine in Thy Word's pure light, and its rich fruits be seen!
May every tongue be tuned to praise, and join to raise
A grateful song.

Earth, hear thy Maker's voice, thy great Redeemer own;
Believe, obey, rejoice, and worship Him alone.
Cast down thy pride, thy sin deplore and bow before
The Crucified.

And when in power He comes, O may our native land,
From all its rending tombs, send forth a glorious band.
A countless throng, ever to sing to Heaven's high King
Salvation's song.

Susan Williams 06 October 2015

Beautiful simple song of faith

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M Asim Nehal 27 March 2016

Nice poem, Thanks for sharing it...

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Akachukwu Lekwauwa 27 March 2016

lovely lines... the earth declares His Glory

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Leloudia Migdali 27 March 2016

Great poem! God bless us all!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 27 March 2016

A great religious song praising the God and his majesty as also benevolence. Thanks for sharing it here.

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M Asim Nehal 07 December 2018

Great write. Flow is amusing and word selection is fantastic.

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Adrian Flett 07 December 2018

Song of a mythical land that no longer exists except in the minds of the faithful.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 07 December 2018

A marvelous devotional song praising the bountiful almighty and His majesty.

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Prabir Gayen 07 December 2018

Very beautiful poem with deep knowledge.. awesome diction and rhythm

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Susan Williams 27 March 2016

I enjoyed all the rhyming going on in this hymn, it made the song more lilting

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Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott Key

Carroll County, Maryland
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