33a. Now thank we all our God

1 Now thank we all our God
with hearts and hands and voices;
such wonders he has done!
in him the world rejoices.
He, from our mothers’ arms,
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.

2 So may this generous God
through all our life be near us;
to fill our hearts with joy,
and with his 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,
to Father and to Son
and Spirit now be given:
this one eternal God,
whom heaven and earth adore,
is he who was, is now,
and shall be evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Now thank we all our God
Original Language: German
Adapter: Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)
Author: M. Rinkart (1586-1649)
Meter: 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 6
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: Christ the Healer; Doxologies; God, Father: Gracious and Merciful (4 more...)
Tune Information
Adapter: J. Crüger (1598-1662)
Composer (descant) and Arranger: C. S. Lang (1891-1971)
Meter: 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 6
Copyright: desc. and arr. © Novello & Co Ltd
Notes: Includes separate descant and arrangement for verse 3. Alternative tune: GRACIAS (32b)

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