We praise You, O God, our Redeemer, Creator, In grateful devotion our tribute we bring. We lay it before You, we kneel and adore You, We bless Your holy name, glad praises we sing.
We worship You, God of our fathers, we bless You;
Thro’ life’s storm and tempest our Guide You have been.
When perils o’ertake us, You will not forsake us,
And with Your help, O Lord, our battles we win.
With voices united our praises we offer,
And gladly our songs of thanksgiving we raise.
With You, Lord, beside us, Your strong arm will guide us.
To You, our great Redeemer, forever be praise.
Words by Julia C. Corey., 1902
Julia C. Cory
Julia C. Cory (Julia Buckley Cady Cory) was born in New York, NY in 1882. She was the daughter of a prominent New York architect, J. Cleveland Cady. Her father was also a Sunday school superintendent and amateur hymnologist. Partly because of his influence Julia began to write hymns at an early age. She was a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church. She married Robert Haskell Cory in 1911 and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Englewood, NJ for all of her married life. She was a member of the Hymn Society that met in New York City all her adult life and died in Englewood, NJ in 1963.