Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket)

Now thank we all our God – Lyrics

Now thank we all our God, with heart 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.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessèd 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.

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Nun Danket
  • Meter: 67 67 66 66
  • Style: German Reformation
  • Composer: Johann Crüger (1598 – 1662)
  • Harmony: Harmony: William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
  • Lyricist: Martin Rinkart (1586 – 1694)
  • Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1827 – 1878)
  • Church Year: General, Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2014 (video) and 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Hail to the Lord’s anointed (Crüger)

Hymn – Hail to the Lord’s anointed – Lyrics

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.

He comes with succor speedy
to those who suffer wrong;
to help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong;
to give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,
whose souls, condemned and dying,
are precious in his sight.

He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth;
love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
spring in his path to birth.
Before him on the mountains,
shall peace, the herald, go,
and righteousness, in fountains,
from hill to valley flow.

Kings shall fall down before Him,
and gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore Him,
His praise all people sing;
For He shall have dominion
O’er river, sea and shore,
Far as the eagle’s pinion
Or dove’s light wing can soar.

O’er every foe victorious,
He on His throne shall rest;
From age to age more glorious,
All blessing and all blest.
The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;
His Name shall stand forever,
His Name to us is Love.

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Details

  • Tune: Crüger
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: German Reformation
  • Composer: Johann Crüger (1598 – 1662) from his Gesagbuch adapted by Composer: William Henry Monk (1819 – 1900)
  • Lyricist: James Montgomery (1771 – 1854) based on Psalm 72
  • Church Year: Epiphany|Church Year: Advent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended (Herzliebster Jesu)

Hymn – Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended – Lyrics

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that man to judge thee hath in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by thine own rejected,
O most afflicted.

Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee?
Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee.
‘Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee:
I crucified thee.

Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered;
the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered;
for our atonement, while we nothing heedeth,
God intercedeth.

For me, kind Jesus, was thy incarnation,
thy mortal sorrow, and thy life’s oblation;
thy death of anguish and thy bitter passion,
for my salvation.

Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay thee,
I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,
think on thy pity and thy love unswerving,
not my deserving.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: Herzliebster Jesu
  • Meter: 11 11 11 5
  • Style: German Reformation
  • Composer: Johann Crüger (1598 – 1662) arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 – 1930) from Lyricist: Johann Heermann (1585 – 1647) based upon 11th Century Latin meditation
  • Church Year: Lent|Church Year: Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.