Scripture Verse

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.

Music: Gros­tette Hen­ry W. Great­or­ex, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

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.