The childhood memories of a joyful Thanksgiving morning service with a pipe organ and a roasting turkey awaiting our family’s arrival back home are precious. As shocking world events continue to rock the security we hold so dear, it’s when Rinckart’s profound poetry (translated by Catherine Winkworth) and Johann Cruger’s majestic hymn tune, Nun Dunket, become even more profound.
Now thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and voices
who wondrous things has done,
in whom His world rejoices;
who from our mothers’ arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.
With these thoughts and memories in mind, I was inspired to move this favorite hymn tune from the organ to the piano and create my own version with a 21st-century twist.
The syncopated rhythms, fresh chords and returning interlude make it a prime prelude choice for welcoming worshippers as well as a possible postlude for ushering congregants out the door with grateful hearts.
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