Words: Martin Rinkart, 1636; translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1863 (adapted)
Now thank we all our God with hearts and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done, in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers’ arms has 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,
to keep us in his grace, and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills of this world, in the next.
All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,
with Christ his blessed son, who reign in highest heaven—
the one eternal God, whom heaven and earth adore;
for thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.
A blessed and happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! 🙂