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Great God, accept our songs of praise

Great God, accept our songs of praise

Author: William Budden
Published in 25 hymnals

Representative Text

[Congregation]
1 Great God, accept our songs of praise,
Which we would to thy honour raise;
Bless our attempts to spread abroad
The knowledge of our Saviour God.

[Children]
2 Next to our God, our thanks are due
To those who did compassion show,
In kindly pointing out the road,
That leads to Christ, the way to God.

[Congregation]
3 We claim no merit of our own;
Great God, the work is thine alone!
Thou didst at first our hearts incline
To carry on this great design.

[Children]
4 Now we are taught to read and pray,
To hear God's word, to keep his day;
Lord, here accept the thanks we bring--
Our infant tongues thy praise would sing.

[Congregation]
5 With those dear children, we'll unite;
Their songs inspire us with delight;
Lord, while on earth we sing thy love,
May angels join the notes above.

[Children]
6 Great God, our benefactors bless,

[Congregation]
And crown thy work with great success;

[Both]
O may we meet around thy throne,
To sing thy praise in strains unknown.


Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #668

Author: William Budden

Budden, William, contributed a few hymns to the Evangelical Magazine in 1795, &c, under the signature of "W. B." Some of these hymns were reprinted by John Dobell, in his New Selection, 1806. One of these is still in common use:— Come, let our voices join. Sunday School Anniversary. 1st printed in the Evangelical Magazine, Dec, 1795, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, signed " W. B.," and headed, "A Hymn composed for the use of the Congregation and Sunday School Children belonging to the Rev. Mr. Ashburner's Meeting, Poole, Dorset." In 1806 it was included in Dobell's New Selection, in 1808, in R. Hill's Collection of Hymns for S. Schools, and others. It is generally known to tnodern hymn-books as, "Come, let our voice ascend." This altered form… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God, accept our songs of praise
Author: William Budden

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Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d44

Hymns for Good Children #d3

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #60

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #668

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d118

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #21

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #246

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #95

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d116

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book #188

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d130

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d126

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d94

The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant #d45

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