Monday, 30 December 2013

Blessed New Year!


Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done, in whom the world rejoices.
Who, from our mothers' 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,
Give 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 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.

"Nun danket alle Gott" 
Martin Rinkart, 1586 - 1649
Johann Crueger, 1598 - 1662

3 comments:

Josie said...

This English version is not bad at all! Do you know who translated it? Or is this the original?

Linda Maendel said...

I don't know who translated it. I got it from the Bruderhof's Songs of Light book.

Katie Troyer said...

We sang this both in English and German in our youth singing years ago.