Scripture Verse

Now thanks be unto God. 2 Corinthians 2:14


J. Alfred Novello

Words: Mar­tin Rink­art, cir­ca 1636 (Nun dan­ket alle Gott). First ap­peared in Prax­is Pi­e­ta­tis Me­li­ca, by Jo­hann Crü­ger (Ber­lin: 1647). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by J. Al­fred No­vel­lo as part of his ver­sion of the word-book to Men­dels­sohn’s Lob­ge­sang, or Hymn of Praise, 1843, page 89 (Ju­li­an, page 963).

Music: Nun dan­ket at­trib­ut­ed to Jo­hann Crü­ger, 1647. Har­mo­ny by Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn, 1840 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Martin Rinkart


Let all men praise the Lord,
In worship lowly bending;
On His most holy word,
Redeemed from woe, depending;
He gracious is and just;
From childhood us doth lead;
On Him we place our trust
And hope in time of need.

Now glory, honor, praise,
From all on earth be given,
To God who reigns above,
Enthroned in highest Heaven.
His mercy is for aye;
His truth is still the same;
He rules the night and day,
Praise to His holy name.