Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks. Psalm 75:1
Words: Alfred A. Woodhull, in the Presbyterian Psalms and Hymns (Princeton, New Jersey: 1829). Original title: God of the Passing Year to Thee.
If you know where to get a good picture of Woodhull or Greatorex (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Great God of nations, now to Thee
Our hymn of gratitude we raise;
With humble heart and bending knee
We offer Thee our song of praise.
Thy name we bless, almighty God,
For all the kindness Thou hast shown
To this fair land the pilgrims trod,
This land we fondly call our own.
Here freedom spreads her banner wide
And casts her soft and hallowed ray;
Here Thou our fathers’ steps didst guide
In safety through their dangerous way.
We praise Thee that the Gospel’s light
Through all our land its radiance sheds,
Dispels the shades of error’s night,
And heavenly blessings round us spreads.
Great God, preserve us in Thy fear;
In danger still our guardian be;
O spread Thy truth’s bright precepts here;
Let all the people worship Thee.