51. 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 the world rejoices;
Who, from our mother's arms,
Hath 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 in God's 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.

Text Information
First Line: Now thank we all our God
Title: Now Thank We All Our God
Original Language: German
Author: Martin Rinckart (1636)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Blessing (blessedness); Creation; God's Love (6 more...)
Source: Trans.: Lyra Germanica II, 1858
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger
Harmonizer: Felix Mendelssohn
Key: F Major
Source: Praxis Pietatis Melica, 4th ed, 1647; Harm.: Symphony No. 2, "Lobgesang", Op. 53, 1840

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