182. Now thank we all our God

1 Now thank we all our God,
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things hath 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.

2 Oh, may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever-joyful hearts
and blessèd peace to cheer us,
to keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
in this world and the next.

3 All praise and thanks to God
who reigns in highest heaven --
the Father and the Son
and Spirit -- now be given:
the one, eternal God,
whom earth and heaven adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Now thank we all our God
Original Language: German
Author: Martin Rinkart (1586-1649)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)
Meter: 6767 6666
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Our Response to God: in adoration and gratitude; Family and Friends; God: in Trinity (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger
Harmonizer: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Meter: 6767 6666
Key: F Major
Source: Later form of a melody in Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica c. 1647; harmony from Lobgesang 1840

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