Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Now thank we God for bodies strong

Author: Derwyn Dixon Jones

Jones, Derwyn Dixon. (Chatham, Ontario, August 5, 1925-- ). Anglican. University of Western Ontario (London), B.A.; Huron College, L.Th., 1946. Pastorates at Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1946-1948; (all in Ontario) Windsor, 1948-1949, 1958-1966; Kitchener, 1949-1952; Sarnia, 1955-1958; Brockville, 1966-1969; London, 1952-1955, 1969-?, serving also as precentor of St. Paul's Cathedral there. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now thank we God for bodies strong
Author: Derwyn Dixon Jones



Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs [sic: English County Songs] (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having…

Go to tune page >


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada #202

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us