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"To God the Anthem Raising" by Paul Eber, 1511-1569 Translated by Carl Doving, 1867-1937 Text From: The Lutheran Hymnal (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941) 1. To God the anthem raising, Sing, Christians, great and small; Sing out, His goodness praising, Oh, thank Him one and all! Behold how God this year, Which now is safely ended, Hath in His love befriended His children far and near. 2. Let us consider rightly His mercies manifold And let us not think lightly Of all His gifts untold. Let thankfulness recall How God this year hath led us, How He hath clothed and fed us, The great ones and the small. 3. To Church and State He granted His peace in every place, His vineyard He hath planted Among us by His grace. His ever bounteous hand Prosperity hath given And want and famine driven From this our native land. 4. His Father heart is yearning To take us for His own When, our transgressions mourning, We trust in Christ alone; When in His name we pray And humbly make confession, He pardons our transgression And is our faithful Stay. 5. Our God hath well defended, Hath kept us through His grace; But if He had contended With us our sins to trace And given us our meed, We all would then be lying In sin and sorrow dying, Each one for his misdeed. 6. O Father dear in heaven, For all Thy gifts of love Which Thou to us hast given We lift our thanks above. In Jesus' name we here, To Thee our prayers addressing, Still ask Thee for Thy blessing: Grant us a joyful year. _______________________________________________________ Notes: Hymn #112 from The Lutheran Hymnal Text: Ps. 101:1 Author: Paul Eber, 1571 Translated by: Carl Doving, 1907 Titled: "Helft mir Gott's Guete preisen" Composer: Wolfgang Figulus, 1575 Tune: "Helft mir Gott's Guete" ______________________________________________________________ This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: robert.smith@ctsfw.edu Surface Mail: 6600 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 USA Phone: (260) 452-3149 Fax: (260) 452-2126 ______________________________________________________________