To our God above draw near

To our God above draw near

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [To our God above draw near]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 To our God above draw near,
Now give thanks,
Now give thanks;
For the blessings of the year,
Now let us all give thanks.

Refrain:
Give thanks to God for the year gone by;
Give praise to Him who our needs supply;
Give thanks to God who has led the way;
Give thanks to God this thanksgiving day.

2 For the sunshine and the rain,
Now give thanks,
Now give thanks;
For the golden garnered grain
Now let us all give thanks. [Refrain]

3 For the blessing of good health
Now give thanks,
Now give thanks;
For our nation’s boundless wealth,
Now let us all give thanks. [Refrain]

4 For God’s bounty ev’rywhere
Now give thanks,
Now give thanks;
For our Father’s loving care,
Now let us all give thanks. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #115

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To our God above draw near
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Give thanks to God for the year gone by



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