Lord God of hosts; to thee we come,
As oft our fathers came;
As thou was gracious unto them
Be thou to us the same
Be thou our stronghold as our our town
Was stronghold to the free;
As it to heaven draws nigh, O Lord
Draw us nigh unto thee.
And grant that as the mountains stand
Around our town always,
Thy loving-kindness may us guard
Throughout life’s varied day.