To Thee, O God, We Offer

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1 To Thee, O God, we offer
Our joyful songs of praise;
To Thee, the bounteous Giver,
And Guardian of our days;
Again we meet to thank Thee,
To raise our evening prayer;
Our hearts are filled with gladness,
For Thy most tender care.

2 Guard Thou the young, we pray Thee,
From sin and error’s ways;
Show them the path of duty,
And guide through future days;
May youth and age so serve Thee,
Thou God of watchful love;
That they, when life is ended,
May dwell with Thee above.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8782

Author: William H. Baldwin

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Notes

To Thee, 0 God, we offer our joyful songs, &c. [Sunday School Hymn.] This hymn in the Unitarian Hymn [& Tune] Book, 1868, is attributed to "Wm. H. Baldwin."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Tune

[To Thee, O God, we offer]


WEBB

George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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