Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Now Thank We All Our God

Stained Glass Window

Now Thank We All Our God

Now thank we all our God,
With heart, and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hat 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 gracious God
Through all our life be near us!
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us;
Preserve us in his grace
And guide us in distress,
And free us from all sin,
Till heaven we possess.

All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son and Spirit blest,
Who reigns in highest heaven
Eternal Triune God,
Whom earth and heavn'n adore.
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

Hymn tune: Nun Danket
Meter: 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 6
Text: Martin Rinkart (tr. Catherine Winkworth)
Music: Johann Crüger

About the photo:
This window that can be found just behind the organ
in Dearborn, MI at St. Sebastian Parish.

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