I praise Thee, O my God and FatherAuthor: Johann Mentzer (1704); Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Tune: O DASS ICH TAUSEND ZUNGEN HÄTTE (Dretzel)
Published in 3 hymnals
1 I praise Thee, O my God and Father,
For all I am and all I have,
The blessings that we daily gather,
E'en from our cradle to our grave;
For Thy rich grace hath scattered here
Whate'er we need to help and cheer.
2 I praise Thee, Savior, whose compassion
Hath brought Thee down to succor me;
Thy pitying heart sought my salvation,
Though keenest woes were heaped on Thee,
Wrought me from bondage full release,
Made me Thine own and gave me peace.
3 Thee, too, I praise, O Holy Spirit,
By whose deep teachings I am made
A heavenly kingdom to inherit,
Who art my comforter, my aid;
Whate'er of good by me is done
Is of Thy grace and light alone.
4 And as my life is onward gliding,
With each fresh scene anew I mark
How Thou art holding me and guiding,
Where all seems troubled, strange, and dark;
When cares oppress and hopes depart,
Thy light hath never failed my heart.
5 Shall I not then be filled with gladness,
Shall I not praise Thee evermore?
And triumph o'er all fears and sadness,
E'en when my cup of woe runs o'er?
Though heaven and earth may pass away,
I know Thy word stands fast for aye.
Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #10
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Chorale Book for England, The #6||I praise Thee, O my God and Father||I praise Thee, O my God and Father||Mentzer||126.96.36.199.8.8||Luke 1:26-47||1863|
|The Lutheran Hymnary #10||I praise Thee, O my God and Father||[I praise Thee, O my God and Father]||J. Mentzer||9, 8, 9, 8, 8, 8.||1913||Worship in General | ; Worship in General | Prayer and Praise; Praise and Prayer | ; Thanksgiving ||
|The Pioneer Hymnal #d101||I praise thee, O my God and Father||Johann Mentzer||1952|