413. 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 mother's arms
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours to-day.

2 O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessèd peace to cheer us;
And 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
The Father now be given,
The Son, and him who reigns
With them in highest heaven,
The One eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Now thank we all our God
Original Language: German
Author: Martin Rinkart, 1586-1649
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Meter: 67 67 66 66
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Mothering Sunday
Source: German
Tune Information
Meter: 67 67 66 66
Key: F Major
Source: J. Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica, c. 1647; Harmony: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Lobgesang, 1840, alt.

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