Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

1 Chronicles 29:13

 

Text: Martin Rinkart, 1636; Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1858

There are two tunes for this hymn – one of them was adapted by Johann Sebastian Bach!

I knew Bach was a prolific composer – he used to write new compositions for church on a regular basis and once they had been performed, they were repurposed as napkins for his lunch!  I guess I always thought he would only ever want to perform his original works, but why SHOULDN’T he perform the odd cover of someone else’s tune that he liked? That was such a revelation for me! What do you think of his handiwork?

Lyrics sheet:

Now Thank We All Our God

Free, easy-to-read music:

Now Thank We All Our God – FRITSCH

Now Thank We All Our God – NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT

Sing along by clicking on the link below:

Now Thank We All Our God – FRITSCH

Now Thank We All Our God – NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT

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