Now Thank We All Our God

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Now thank we all our God is a popular Christian hymn. It is a translation from the German “Nun danket alle Gott”, written circa 1636 by Martin Rinkart (1586_1649), which in turn was inspired by Sirach, chapter 50 verses 22_24, from the praises of Simon the high priest. It was translated into English in the 19th Century by Catherine Winkworth.

Martin Rinkart was a Lutheran minister who came to Eilenburg, Saxony at the beginning of the Thirty Years’ War. The walled city of Eilenburg became the refuge for political and military fugitives, but the result was overcrowding, and deadly pestilence and famine. Armies overran it three times. The Rinkart home was a refuge for the victims, even though he was often hard-pressed to provide for his own family. During the height of a severe plague in 1637, Rinkart was the only surviving pastor in Eilenburg, conducting as many as 50 funerals in a day. He performed more than 4000 funerals in that year, including that of his wife.

During this time, Rinkart was a prolific hymn writer. In Rinkart’s “Jesu Hertz-Buchlein” (Leipzig, Germany: 1636), the hymn appears under the title “Tisch-Gebetlein,” or a short prayer before meals. The exact date of “Nun danket alle Gott” is debated, but it is known that it was widely sung by the time the Treaty of Westphalia was signed in 1648.

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