I praise thy name, O God of light

I praise thy name, O God of light

Author: Isaac Errett
Tune: [I praise Thy name, O God of light]
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I praise Thy name, O God of light,
For rest and safety through the night;
Beneath Thy wing, securely kept,
I closed my eyes and sweetly slept.
Redeemed from weariness, I rise
To greet the light with cheerful eyes;
And with the birds on joyful wing,
My soul would rise, and sweetly sing.

Refrain:
I praise Thy name, O God of light,
For rest and safety thro’ the night;
Beneath Thy wing, securely kept,
I closed my eyes and sweetly slept.

2 I thank Thee, Lord, for all Thy care,
For all the blessings that I share—
Life, reason, health, and home, and friends,
And every gift Thy goodness sends.
O let me never, never cease
To cherish trust and thankfulness;
From Thee, Thou maker of my frame,
Each undeservèd blessing came. [Refrain]

3 As numberless as stars of heaven
Are the rich bounties Thou hast given,
And fresh as dews, and sweet as flowers,
The love that smiles on all my hours.
O let me to Thy altar bring
A pure and grateful offering;
And let my thanks, as incense rise
In Christ, a pleasing sacrifice. [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10267

Author: Isaac Errett

Isaac Errett, founder of the Christian Standard Magazine, is a critical figure in the American Restoration Movement. In the Mid 1860’s, as founder, publisher, editor of the Christian Standard, he sits at the center of the great hymnbook controversy that represents the first unofficial split in restoration movement churches in North America. Debate over whether or not music should be included, whether or not a preponderance of new Gospel Songs should be included or even sung at all as they were deemed to be inappropriate by many of Errett’s contemporaries and movement leaders such as Alexander Campbell is what led to this first monumental division that was officially recognized in 1906 by the US Census where Churches of Christ (A Cappell… Go to person page >

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First Line: I praise thy name, O God of light
Author: Isaac Errett

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The Cyber Hymnal #10267

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