Let all men praise the Lord

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1 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.

2 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.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13642

Author: Martin Rinckart

Rinkart, Martin, son of Georg Rinkart or Rinckart, cooper at Eilenburg on the Mulde, Saxony, was born at Eilenburg, April 23, 1586.* After passing through the Latin school at Eilenburg, he became, in Nov., 1601, a foundation scholar and chorister of the St. Thomas's School at Leipzig. This scholarship also allowed him to proceed to the University of Leipzig, where he matriculated for the summer session of 1602, as a student of Theology; and after the completion of his course he remained for some time in Leipzig (he did not take his M.A. till 1616). In March 1610 he offered himself as a candidate for the post of diaconus at Eilenburg, and was presented by the Town Council, but the Superintendent refused to sanction this arrangement, nominal… Go to person page >

Translator: Alfred Novello

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Text Information

First Line: Let all men praise the Lord
German Title: Nun danket alle Gott
Author: Martin Rinckart
Translator: Alfred Novello
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



NUN DANKET, named for the incipit of Rinkart's text, has been associated with this text ever since they were published together by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) in his Praxis Pietatis Melica (1647). Like most modern hymnals, the Psalter Hymnal prints the isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) version. The tune w…

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