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NUN DANKET

Composer: Johann Crüger

Crüger, Johann, was born April 9, 1598, at Gross-Breese, near Guben, Brandenburg. After passing through the schools at Guben, Sorau and Breslau, the Jesuit College at Olmütz, and the Poets' school at Regensburg, he made a tour in Austria, and, in 1615, settled at Berlin. There, save for a short residence at the University of Wittenberg, in 1620, he employed himself as a private tutor till 1622. In 1622 he was appointed Cantor of St. Nicholas's Church at Berlin, and also one of the masters of the Greyfriars Gymnasium. He died at Berlin Feb. 23, 1662. Crüger wrote no hymns, although in some American hymnals he appears as "Johann Krüger, 1610,” as the author of the supposed original of C. Wesley's "Hearts of stone relent, relent" (q.v.).… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Johann Crüger (1647)
Meter: 6.7.6.7.6.6.6.6
Incipit: 55566 55432 32155
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Now Thank We All Our God

Now thank we all our God
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers' arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.

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Notes

NUN DANKET, named for the incipit of Rinkart's text, has been associated with this text ever since they were published together by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) in his Praxis Pietatis Melica (1647). Like most modern hymnals, the Psalter Hymnal prints the isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) version. The tune was used by Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) in his cantatas 79 and 192 and by Felix Mendelssohn (PHH 279) in the Lobgesang movement of his Symphony No.2 (1840); the harmonization is based on the one in six voices by Mendelssohn in that work. There are also many organ compositions based on NUN DANKET.

A bar form (AAB), NUN DANKET is a splendid tune for majestic occasions of thanksgiving. Sing stanzas 1 and 2 in either unison or harmony, but sing the doxology in stanza 3 in unison, preferably with a descant. Observe a fermata at the ends of the first two systems. This tune needs a broad tempo.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #638
Text: Now Thank We All Our God
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #234
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3709
Text: Lord God, We Worship Thee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4648
Text: Now Thank We All Our God
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #9641
Text: Thou Man Of Sorrows, Hail!
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
New Hymns of Hope #112
Text: I Am a Child of God
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #454
Text: Now Thank We All Our God
The United Methodist Hymnal #102
Text: Now Thank We All Our God
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #14
Text: Now Thank We All Our God

Instances

Instances (1 - 98 of 98)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #35
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #145
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #610
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #739aText
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #638TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #639Text
Catholic Book of Worship III #535
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #371TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #715TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #746
Chalice Hymnal #758
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #234Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #610Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #182TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #813TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #399TextFlexScorePage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #530Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #474aPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #63TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #404TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #839TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #840TextFlexScorePage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #636Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #565TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #545Page Scan
Glaubenslieder #141Text
Glaubenslieder #483
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #643Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Himnos de la Iglesia #42
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #10
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #396TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #397TextFlexScorePage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #566a
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #283
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #33aText
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #134
Hymns of Faith #544TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #28Page Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #60
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #334
Hymns of Truth & Light #27
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #532a
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #488
Les Chants du Pèlerin #42
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #543TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #794TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #895TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #174Text
Lutheran Worship #443Text
Moravian Book of Worship #533TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #633TextPage Scan
New Hymns of Hope #112Text
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #532Page Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #36
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #555TextPage Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #3
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #454Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #557
Rejoice in the Lord #61TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #111TextPage Scan
Sing Joyfully #592TextPage Scan
Sing With Me #230TextPage Scan
Sing! A New Creation #228TextAudioPage Scan
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #191TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #81a
Small Church Music #144Audio
Small Church Music #4401Audio
Songs for Life #33Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #788TextPage Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #31
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #833
The Cyber Hymnal #3709TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4648TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9641TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #556TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #419TextPage Scan
The New English Hymnal #413TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #45
The United Methodist Hymnal #102TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #789TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #811TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #251
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #252
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #253Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #254Text
The Worshiping Church #334TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #374TextFlexScorePage Scan
Timeless Truths #310Text
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #106a
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #106b
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #98TextFlexScorePage Scan
Tsese-Ma'heone- Nemeotȯtse (Cheyenne Spiritual Songs) #13
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #236TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #560Text
Worship (4th ed.) #637
Worship and Rejoice #14TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #51TextAudio
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #23Text
Include 130 pre-1979 instances



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