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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
 
Now Let Us All Thank God
By Martin Rinckart (1586–1649)
 
NOW let us all thank God with heart and lips and hands,
Who doth great things to us and men in all the lands,
Who from the mother’s womb and tender childhood days
Hath done us too much good, whose kindness ever stays.
 
From His eternal store may God, the while we live,        5
An ever thankful heart and peaceful spirit give,
May He forevermore with His great mercy bless
And keep us everywhere and save us from distress.
 
Praise, honour, glory be to God the Father, Son
And Him who is like both in Heaven—the three times One,        10
As He was from the first and as He is to-day,
And as He will remain forever and for aye.
 
 
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