To thee, O God, we raise Our voice in choral singing

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1 To Thee, O God, we raise
Our voice, in choral singing;
We come, with prayer and praise,
Our hearts' oblations bringing;
Thou art our fathers' God,
And ever shalt be ours:
Our lips and lives shall laud
Thy name, with all our powers.

2 Thy goodness, like the dew
On Hermon's hill descending,
Is every morning new,
And tells of love unending.
We bless Thy tender care
That led our wayward feet,
Past every fatal snare,
To streams and pastures sweet.

3 We bless Thy Son, who bore
The cross, for sinners dying;
Thy Spirit we adore,
The precious blood applying.
Let work and worship send
their incense unto Thee,
Till song and service blend,
Beside the crystal sea.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #44

Author: Arthur T. Pierson

Pierson, Arthur Tappan, D.D., was born in New York city, March 6, 1837, and educated at Hamilton College. He entered the Presbyterian ministry in 1830, and was pastor successively in Binghampton and in Waterford, New York, and Fort Street, Detroit; his last charge being the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. (Duffield's English Hymns, 1886, p. 576.) Dr. Pierson's hymns include:— 1. Once I was dead in sin. Praise for Salvation. 2. The Gospel of Thy grace. The Love of God in Christ. 3. To Thee, O God [Lord], we raise. Divine Beneficence. 4. With harps and with viols there stand a great throng. The New Song. Of these hymns, No. 3 is in Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, and the Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884;… Go to person page >

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First Line: To thee, O God, we raise Our voice in choral singing
Author: Arthur T. Pierson
Copyright: Public Domain



NUN DANKET, named for the incipit of Rinkart's text, has been associated with this text ever since they were published together by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) in his Praxis Pietatis Melica (1647). Like most modern hymnals, the Psalter Hymnal prints the isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) version. The tune w…

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