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NOW thank we all our God,
   With hearts 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 His own 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.
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.
Martin Rinkart, 1586-1649,
tr Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78