1 O Lord, our Father, thanks and praise
In this new year we render,
For ev'ry evil had to flee
Before you, our defender.
Our life was nourished, we were fed
With rich supplies of daily bread,
And peace reigned in our borders.
2 Lord Jesus Christ, our thanks and praise
In this new year we render;
Your reign has kept your people free,
Has shown your mercies tender.
You have redeemed us with your blood;
You are our joy, our only good,
In life and death our Savior.
3 O Holy Spirit, thanks and praise
In this new year we render,
For you have led our eyes to see
Your truth in all its splendor
And thus enkindled from above
Within our hearts true faith and love
And other Christian virtues.
4 Our faithful God, we cry to you:
Still bless us with your favor,
Blot out all our iniquity,
And hide our sins forever.
Grant us a happy, good new year
And, when the hour of death draws near,
A peaceful, blest departure.
Sehneegass, Cyriacus, was born Oct. 5, 1546, at Buffleben, near Gotha. He studied and graduated M.A. at the University of Jena. In 1573 he became pastor of the St. Blasius church at Friedrichroda, near Gotha. He was also adjunct to the Superindendent of Weimar, and in this capacity signed the Formula of Concord in 1579. He died at Friedrichroda, Oct. 23, 1597 (Koch, ii. 252, &c).
Schneegass was a diligent pastor, a man mighty in the Scriptures, and firm and rejoicing in his faith. He was also an excellent musician and fostered the love of music among his people. His hymns reflect his character, and are good and simple, setting forth in clear and intelligible style the leading ideas of the festivals of the Christian year, &c.; and his Psalm… Go to person page >
Author: A. Crull
August Crull was born January 27, 1845 in Rostock, Germany, where his father, Hofrat Crull, was a lawyer. He was educated at the Gymnasium in Rostock, and at Concordia College in St. Louis and Fort Wayne where he graduated in 1862. His father died soon after he began studying at the Gymnasium. His mother then married Albert Friedrich Hoppe, who later became the editor of the St. Louis edition of Luther's Works. In 1865, Crull graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He became assistant pastor at Trinity Church in Milwaukee and also served as Director of the Lutheran High School. Later he was pastor of the Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 1873 to 1915, he was professor of the German language and literature at Concordia… Go to person page >
Display Title: O Lord, Our Father, Thanks and PraiseFirst Line: O Lord, our Father, thanks and praiseTune Title: NUN FREUT EUCH, LIEBEN CHRISTENAuthor: Cyriacus Schneegass; August CrullMeter: 87 87 887Date: 1993Subject: Name of Jesus/ Presentation | ; New Year |
Display Title: O Lord, Our Father, Thanks to TheeFirst Line: Lord, our Father, thanks to TheeTune Title: NUN FREUT EUCHAuthor: Cyriacus Schneegass; August CrullMeter: 87.87.887Source: Geistliche Lieder und Psalmen (Erfurt, Germany: 1597); Translation in the Ohio Lutheran Hymnal, 1880, alt.