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Thanks be to thee, O God above

Author: Hugh Clark Stuntz

Dr. Hugh C. Stuntz, now living in Florida, is a former Methodist missionary in Montevideo, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Argentina, and more recently served for thirteen years as president of Scarritt College, Nashville, Tennessee. --New Hymns for America, 1976. Used by permission. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thanks be to thee, O God above
Author: Hugh Clark Stuntz
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Publication Date: 1976
Copyright: Copyright 1975 by the Hymn Society of America

Tune

MELITA (Dykes)

The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant. The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…

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