To God the anthem raising

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1 To God the anthem raising,
Sing, Christians, great and small,
Sing out, His goodness praising,
O think Him one and all!
Behold, how God this year,
Which now is safely ended
Hath in His love befriended
His children far and near.

2 Let us consider rightly
His mercies manifold,
And let us not think lightly
Of all His gifts untold!
Let thankfulness recall
How God this year hath led us,
How He hath clothed and fed us,
The great ones and the small.

3 To Church and State He granted
His peace in every place,
His vineyard He hath planted
Among us by His grace;
His ever-bounteous hand
Prosperity hath given,
And want and famine driven
From this our Christian land.

4 Our God us well defended,
He kept us through His grace;
But if He had contended
With us, our sins to trace,
And given us our meed,
We all had then been lying
In sin and sorrow, dying
Each one for his misdeed.

5 His Father-heart is yearning
To take us for His own,
When our transgressions mourning,
We trust in Christ alone;
When in His name we pray,
And humbly make confession,
He pardons our transgression,
And is our faithful stay.

6 O Father dear in heaven,
For all Thy gifts of love,
Which Thou to us hast given,
We lift our thanks above,
In Jesus' name we here,
To Thee our prayers addressing,
Still ask Thee for Thy blessing:
Grant us a joyful year!
Grant us a peaceful year!
With mercies crown this year!

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #209

Author: Rasmus Katholm

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First Line: To God the anthem raising
Author: Rasmus Katholm

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Hymnal for Church and Home. 4th ed. #d128

The Little Church Choir Book #d26

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The Lutheran Hymnary #209

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