The United Methodist Hymnal


Now Thank We All Our God

1.	Now thank we all our God, 
	with heart and hands and voices, 
	who wondrous things has done, 
	in whom this world rejoices; 
	who from our mothers' arms 
	has blessed us on our way 
	with countless gifts of love, 
	and still is ours today.

2.	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 still in grace, 
	and guide us when perplexed; 
	and free us from all ills, 
	in this world and the next.

3.	All praise and thanks to God 
	the Father now be given; 
	the Son, and him who reigns 
	with them in highest heaven; 
	the one eternal God, 
	whom earth and heaven adore; 
	for thus it was, is now, 
	and shall be evermore.

WORDS: Catherine Winkworth, 1858; Martin Rinkart, 1636
MUSIC: Felix Mendelssohn, 1840; Johann Crüger, 1647
Scripture: Sirach 50:22-24
Theme: Adoration and Praise; Children's Choir Selections; Christian Year: Thanksgiving Day; Gratitude; Guidance; Processionals; Providence; Service Music: Doxology; Service Music: Following Communion; Table Graces; The Glory of the Triune God: God's Nature; The Glory of the Triune God: God's Nature