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   Hymns of the Christian Church.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Modern Hymns
Now Thank We All Our God
Martin Rinkart. Tr. Catherine Winkworth (1586–1649)
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 mothers’ arms        5
        Hath blessed us on our way
      With countless gifts of love,
        And still is ours to-day.
O, may this bounteous God
  Through all our life be near us,        10
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        15
        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:—        20
      The One Eternal God,
        Whom earth and heaven adore,
      For thus it was, is now,
        And shall be evermore!


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