236. Now Thank We All Our God

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

2 O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever-joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
and keep us strong in 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
for all that has been given,
the Son, and Spirit blest
who dwell in highest heaven,
the one eternal God,
whom heaven and earth adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be, evermore.

French:

1 Louons le Créateur,
chantons à Dieu louanges!
Et joignons notre voix
au concert de ses anges!
Dès les bras maternels
il nous a protégés
et, jusqu'au dernier jour,
il est notre berger.

2 Loué soit notre Dieu!
Que notre vie entière
tous nous vivions joyeux
sous le regard du Père;
qu'il nous tienne en sa grâce
et nous guide toujours,
nous garde du malheur
par son unique amour.

3 De ce Dieu trois fois saint
qui règne dans la gloire,
chrétiens, empressons-nous
de chanter la victoire;
c'est lui qui nous unit
et nous fait retrouver
le chemin de l'amour
et de la liberté.

Text Information
First Line: Now thank we all our God (Louons le Créateur)
Title: Now Thank We All Our God
Translator (into English): Catherine Winkworth ( 1858, alt.)
Author: Martin Rinckart
Translator (into French): Flossette du Pasquier (1950, rev.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 6
Topic: God: Praise and Thanksgiving; ADORATION AND PRAISE; Aging (46 more...)
Language: English; French
Tune Information
Name: NUN DANKET
Composer: Johann Crüger (1647)
Meter: 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 6
Key: E♭ Major



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