Now give thanks, ye old and youngTranslator: Johann Christian Jacobi; Author: Nicolaus Selneccer
Tune: IN NATALI DOMINI
Published in 1 hymnal
Audio files: MIDI
I. Now give Thanks, ye Old and Young;
Praise the Lord with Heart and tongue:
For his Mercy still supplies
All Mankinds Necessities.
As he feeds the Birds and Beasts,
So he makes us all his Guests;
Giving daily joyous Feasts.
II. Praise him, for it is but just;
He has rais'd us from the Dust;
Gives us Being; gives us Breath,
Saves us from eternal Death:
From the Time that we remove
From the womb, we taste his Love,
And it daily doth improve.
III. Soon as we from Dust are rear'd,
Our Provisions are prepar'd.
Mercy feeds us in the womb,
Till we break the living Tomb:
Ev'ry Feature of our Frame
Speaks the Wisdom of his Name
From whose Love our Being came.
IV. God adorns this Earth below;
Ev'ry where Provisions grow;
Hills and Dales, the Wood and Field
Our Creator's Blessings yield.
Wine and Bread, the Best of Food,
He bestows on Bad and Good;
Were his Love but understood!
V. Seas and Rivers Fish afford
For us Boarders on the Lord:
Birds and Cattle multiply
In a vast Variety;
Nay, where'er we turn our sight,
God displays for our Delight
Endless Wonders of his Might.
VI. Lord, enlarge our narrow Sense,
So t'adore thy Providence,
That our Body, Soul and MInd,
May to thee be all resign'd,
Keeping up a thankful Frame,
Till we praise thy glorious Name
At the Supper of the Lamb.
Source: Psalmodia Germanica: or, The German Psalmody: translated from the high Dutch together with their proper tunes and thorough bass (2nd ed., corr. and enl.) #181
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