612. We Praise You, O God

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1 We praise you, O God, our Redeemer, Creator;
in grateful devotion our tribute we bring.
We lay it before you; we kneel and adore you;
we bless your holy name; glad praises we sing.

2 We worship you, God of our fathers and mothers;
through trial and tempest our guide you have been.
When perils o’ertake us, you will not forsake us,
and with your help, O Lord, our struggles we win.

3 With voices united our praises we offer
and gladly our songs of thanksgiving we raise.
With you, Lord, beside us, your strong arm will guide us.
To you, our great Redeemer, forever be praise!

Text Information
First Line: We praise you, O God, our Redeemer, Creator
Title: We Praise You, O God
Author: Julia C. Cory (1902, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: Genesis 1:1; Numbers 11:23; Deuteronomy 7:19; Deuteronomy 31:6; 1 Samuel 17:47; Psalm 19:14; Psalm 48:14; Psalm 95:1-7; Psalm 100:1; Psalm 107:31-32; Psalm 116:17; Isaiah 43:1-7; Isaiah 48:17; Isaiah 63:16; Jeremiah 27:5; John 1:1-3
Topic: Adoration; Community in Christ; Guidance (5 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Eduard Kremser (1877)
Key: D Major
Source: Neder-landtsch Gedenck-Clank, 1626
Notes: This tune in a lower key, 336

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The author wrote this text when only nineteen years old in response to a request from the organist of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City, who wanted another Thanksgiving text to sing to this Dutch tune. He regarded the usual text (see no. 336) as too full of conflict.

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