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Father, We Thank Thee

Representative Text

Father, we thank Thee,
Father, we thank Thee,
For Thy unspeakable gift,
Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

Author: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition of hymn singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, we thank Thee
Title: Father, We Thank Thee
Author: John J. Overholt (1970)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Notes: Let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually … giving thanks to His name. Heb. 13:15.
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #47

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