Now Thank We All Our God
SATB Choir and Organ. This ebullient (yes, ebullient) anthem is just right for any occasion. A nice unaccompanied stanza in the middle and a descant at the end makes this a festive offering for almost any season of the year. Well, not Lent. It's just too chirpy for Lent. Also available for Two-Part choirs.
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.