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O Our God, to Thee We Render

O our God, to Thee we render Thanks for bounties Thou hast giv'n

Author: John J. Overholt (1970)
Tune: BATTY (123123)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

O our God, to Thee we render
Thanks for bounties Thou hast giv'n;
For Thy mercies, faithful, tender,
Thee we praise in earth and heav'n.


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 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 compilation… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O our God, to Thee we render Thanks for bounties Thou hast giv'n
Title: O Our God, to Thee We Render
Author: John J. Overholt (1970)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Notes: The fruit of our lips 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 #682

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