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51. Now Thank We All Our God

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.

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.

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
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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