Scripture Verse

Sing to the Lord, you saints of His; praise His holy Name. Psalm 30:4


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).

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.