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Saturday, November 04, 2006

More Favorite Hymns - We Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator

Some of you who are old enough may remember a song from Glad titled Variations on a Hymn (or That Hymn Thing). It traced the possible progression of music for the hymn We Praise Thee, O God, Our Reedemer, Creator. Whether or not you agree with the view of development of Christian hymnody that Glad put forth in this song, I like the variations, especially the final "Glad" version. But the original tune is good as well.

We Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator
1 We praise Thee, O God, our Redeemer, Creator,
In grateful devotion our tribute we bring;
We lay it before Thee,
We kneel and adore Thee,
We bless Thy holy Name, glad praises we sing.
2 We worship Thee, God of our fathers, we bless Thee;
Thro’ life’s storm and tempest our Guide Thou hast been;
When perils o’ertake us,
Escape Thou wilt make us,
And with Thy help, O Lord, our battles we win.
3 With voices united our praises we offer,
To Thee, great Jehovah, glad anthems we raise;
Thy strong arm will guide us,
Our God is beside us,
To Thee, our great Redeemer, forever be praise.

Eckert, P. (1998). Steve Green's MIDI hymnal : A complete toolkit for personal devotions and corporate worship. (Electronic ed.). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

Cyberhymnal also includes the following verse for use at Christmas:
Thy love Thou didst show us, Thine only Son sending,
Who came as a Babe and Whose bed was a stall,
His blest life He gave us and then died to save us;
We praise Thee, O Lord, for Thy gift to us all.

1 Comments:

Blogger robert said...

Good to see Julia Cory's Thanksgiving hymn posted. (Today is the 127th anniversary of her birth.) I know American Thanksgiving is coming up in a couple of weeks, and it will likely get some use.

For more about her and the writing of her hymn you can check out my daily blog on the subject of hymnody, Wordwise Hymns.

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