We praise thee, O God! For the days of our youth

Author (st. 1) and Alterer (refrain): Henry J. Kuiper

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Author: W. P. Mackay

Mackay, William Paton, M.D., was born at Montrose, May 13, 1839, and educated at the University of Edinburgh. After following his medical profession for a time, he became minister of Prospect Street Presbyterian Church, Hull, in 1868, and died from an accident, at Portree, Aug. 22, 1885. Seventeen of his hymns are in W. Reid's Praise Book, 1872. Of these the best known is "We praise Thee, O God, for the Son of Thy love" (Praise to God), written 1863, recast 1867. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We praise thee, O God! For the days of our youth
Author (st. 1) and Alterer (refrain): Henry J. Kuiper
Author: W. P. Mackay
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, thine the glory
Copyright: St. 1 and alteration of refrain copyright 1929 by Wm. B. Eerdmans

Tune

REVIVE US AGAIN

The common attribution to John J. Husband is based on a brief resemblance to his tune ST. STEPHEN'S, first published in Psalmodia Evangelica, vol. 2 (1789), but the resemblance only extends to the first two measures. These tunes should not be regarded as the same. This gospel/revival tune was writte…

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The New Christian Hymnal #376

Trinity Hymnal #634

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