“Now Thank We All Our God”


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 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 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.                   


                                  – Martin Rinckart        







Thanksgiving Eve sermon by Pastor Mark:


     click >   ‘How could Martin Rinckart write that hymn?’



Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving.



10 Responses

  1. Great hymn and a great reminder why we should be truly grateful this Thanksgiving, I hope you have a happy one!

  2. Thank you, Loren.

    You too, friend. Have a Joyful Thanksgiving!

  3. […] some good words over at The Old Adam Lives blog – a brother posted some thankful words composed by hymnist and clergymen Martin […]

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Steve!

  5. Hi Steve!
    Hope your Thanksgiving went well, and that you’re well. It’s been a while since we last caught up, so thought you might like to see my latest:http://wwwjustifiedsinner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-wounding-church.html All my best from England, Howard.

  6. Howard,

    Nice to hear from you, my friend! Forgive me for not checking in with you more often. All is well (as can be expected) on this end, and I pray that you are well.

    Your latest entry is spot on the money!

    I hope you will allow me to post it on this site in the days ahead.

    Once again, your observations are bullseye.

    Thanks for sharing it with us, Howard.

    God’s peace to you, friend!

  7. Thanks, Steve – please feel free to re-post as desired.

  8. Thanks, Howard. It’ll be up within a week.

    I appreciate your kindness!

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