Words: Am­brose M. Schmidt, 1857.

Music: Han­over, at­trib­ut­ed to , in The Sup­ple­ment to the New Ver­sion of Psalms, by and , 6th edi­tion, 1708.

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.

We praise Thee, O God, for Thy guiding hand,
In leading Thy church to freedom’s fair land;
Through sore persecution our fathers here came,
Where free and unfettered they worshipped Thy Name.

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.

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.