O praise our God today, His constant mercy bless

O praise our God today, His constant mercy bless

Author: H. W. Baker (1861)
Published in 68 hymnals

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1 O praise our God to-day,
His constant mercy bless,
Whose love hath helped us on our way,
And granted us success.

2 His arm the strength imparts
Our daily toil to bear;
His grace alone inspires our hearts
Each other's load to share.

3 O happiest work below,
Earnest of joy above,
To sweeten many a cup of woe
By deeds of holy love!

4 Lord, may it be our choice
This bless├Ęd rule to keep,
"Rejoice with them that do rejoice.
And weep with them that weep."

5 O praise our God to-day,
His constant mercy bless,
Whose love hath helped us on our way,
And granted us success.


Source: The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #378

Author: H. W. Baker

Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >

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First Line: O praise our God today, His constant mercy bless
Author: H. W. Baker (1861)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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O praise our God today. Sir H. W. Baker. [Friendly Societies.] Written in 1861, and published in Hymns Ancient & Modern the same year, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. It has passed into several hymn-books in Great Britain and America, and is admirably suited for the purpose of Friendly Societies, &c, for which it was written.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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