Now Thank we all our God

This is a hymn of thanks, which is particularly appropriate at harvest.   It was originally written in German as "Nun Danket alle Gott" by Martin Rinkart.

The English transation was made by English Unitarian educator, hymn-writer and women's rights activist, Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), in 1856.

With meter 67 67 66 66, the tune it is most commonly set to is NUN DANKET, also known as the LEUTHEN CHORALE by Jo­hann Crü­ger (1647).


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Choir and organ:

Soloist, choir and light pipe-organ backing:

Massed choir, with orchestra

Small band, soft-rock arrangement:

Singer with guitar:

Instrumental - organ:


Now thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom his 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 blessèd 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 Holy Ghost,
Supreme in highest heaven,
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

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