We Praise Thee, O God (Schmidt)

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1. We praise Thee, O God, our Lord and our King!
Accept Thou the praise we gratefully bring;
Thanksgiving and worship we offer to Thee,
Thou Ruler of nations, in whom we are free!

2. We praise Thee, O God, for Thy guiding hand,
In leading Thy Church to freedom's fair land;
Thro' sore persecution our fathers here came,
Where free and unfettered they worshiped Thy Name.

3. We praise Thee, O God, for years of increase,
For faith unassailed, prosperity, peace;
United we offer our anthem of praise
To Thee our Supporter, our Ancient of Days.

4. We pray Thee, O Christ, our Savior and Friend!
From error and strife, Thy Zion defend!
Breathe on us, we pray Thee, O Spirit of Love,
And fit us for union with Thy Church above.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #361

Author: Ambrose M. Schmidt

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First Line: We praise thee, O God, our Lord and our King
Title: We Praise Thee, O God (Schmidt)
Author: Ambrose M. Schmidt (1857)



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