Greetings and happy Friday gentle readers.  Today we have Bach’s BMV 386 complete with the associated organ prelude.  So, if you’d like the entire experience as Bach intended, please listen to the prelude first, then the choral work.  Enjoy. :)

 

Nun danket alle Gott
Mit Herzen, Mund und Händen,
Der grosse Dinge thut
An uns und allen Enden;
Der uns von Mutterleib
Und Kindesbeinen an
Unzählig viel zu gut
Und noch jetzund gethan.

1. Chorus [Verse 1] (S, A, T, B)

Now thank ye all our God
With heart and voice and labor,
Who mighty things doth work
For us in ev’ry quarter,
Who us from mother’s womb
And toddler’s paces on
A countless toll of good
And still e’en now hath done.

2. Aria [Verse 2] (S, B)

The ever bounteous God
Through all our life be willing
An always joyful heart
And noble peace to give us,
And us within his grace
Maintain for evermore,
And us from ev’ry want
Deliver here and there.(1)

3. Chorus [Verse 3] (S, A, T, B)

Laud, honor, praise to God,
The Father and the Son now
And him alike to both
On the high throne of heaven,
To God the Three-in-One,
As he was at the first
And is and e’er shall be,
Both now and evermore.

1. I.e., both on earth and in heaven.

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