Wednesday, September 12, 2007

"Now Thank We All Our God"

Now Thank We All Our God

Now thank we all our God With hearts and hands and voices, Who wondrous things hath done, In whom His world rejoices; Who from our mother's arms, Hath blest us on our way With countless gifts of love, And still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God Thro' all our life be near us, With ever joyful hearts And blessed peace to cheer us; And keep us in His 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 heav'n adore; For thus it was, is now, And shall be evermore.

Words: Martin Rinkart; translated by Catherine Winkworth (1636)
Music: Johann Cruger; harmonized by Felix Mendelssohn (1647)

You can listen to the tune at Trinity Hymnal.

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Regina Clare Jane said...

One of my favorite hymns!

Cathy said...

Regina Clare Jane, I have always loved it too!

Mimi said...

what a wonderful tribute to your babies... they will always love this hymn because you dedicated it to them when they were born...
Bless your sweet family

Cathy said...

Thank you, dear Mimi. What a precious way to express it. Bless you and your sweet family too.

Jodi said...

Cathy ~ Beautiful! What a special way to celebrate and praise our Lord for such a precious gift. Three wee ones all at once!!! Wonderful! :o)

Cathy said...

Thank you sweet Jodi. And they are their first blessings - three at once. :o) I just love that hymn.