Author: Martin Rinkart, 1636 (1586-1649) Composer: Johann Crüger, 1647 (1598-1662)
1. Now thank we all our God with heart, and hands and voices, Who wondrous things has done, in whom the world rejoices, Who from our mother’s arms has blest us on our way With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
2. Oh, 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, His full redemption send, And free us from all ills, sustain us to the end.
3. All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given, The Son and Holy Ghost, who dwell in highest heaven. The one eternal God, whom earth and heaven adore, Who is and shall survive, now and forevermore.
Special thanks to the Apostolic Christians who diligently labored to keep their rich musical heritage alive when most other denominations forsook it in the challenging battle of changing cultures. Thanks be to those souls who labored to write and compose this treasure of praise, many now only known to GOD!