Now Thank We All Our God

grandmother and babyMy mother’s grandchildren formed a choir to sing Now Thank We All Our God at her funeral. They did a beautiful job and I know my mother who loved music would have been so happy they sang at her memorial service. I told a friend I wished Mom had been there to hear them sing. “She was,” said my friend.mom and bryan

	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.
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        O may this bounteous God 
	through all our life be near us, 
	with ever joyful hearts 
	and blessed peace to cheer us; 
	and keep us still in grace, 
	and guide us when perplexed; 
	and free us from all ills, 
	in this world and the next.mom and amanda

I had always thought of the hymn Now Thank We All Our God as one for Thanksgiving but the words were very appropriate as a testament to my mother’s life and faith as well.  mom and markThree of her grandchildren paid tribute to her at her funeral giving examples of her selflessness, her service to others, the gentle manner in which she encouraged and supported them, the way she shared her love of music and books with them and her unconditional love for them. bucky and grandma

Other posts about music at Mom’s funeral………

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