Scripture Verse

Sing to the Lord, you saints of His; praise His holy Name.@Psalm 30:4
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Eduard Kremser
(1838–1914)

Words: Ju­lia B. Co­ry, 1902. She wrote these words at the re­quest of J. Arch­er Gib­son, who want­ed new lyr­ics for the tune Krem­ser. Gib­son was or­gan­ist at the Brick Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in New York Ci­ty, which Co­ry’s fa­mi­ly at­tend­ed. The first pub­lic per­forman­ce of the hymn was the next Thanks­giv­ing Day. It ap­peared in Hymns of the Liv­ing Church in 1910.

Music: Krem­ser Dutch tune, in The Col­lect­ion, Ad­ri­an­us Va­ler­i­us, 1625. Ar­ranged by Ed­uard Krem­ser, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Julia B. Cory
(1882–1963)

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.

We worship Thee, God of our fathers, we bless Thee;
Through life’s storm and tempest our guide have Thou been;
When perils overtake us, escape Thou will make us,
And with Thy help, O Lord, our battles we win.

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.

Cory later added this 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.