Martin Rinckart

Martin Rinkart, or Rinckart (23 April 1586, Eilenburg – 8 December 1649) was a German Lutheran clergyman and hymnist. He is best known for the text to "Nun danket alle Gott" ("Now thank we all our God") which was written c. 1636. It was set to music by Johann Crüger about 1647, and translated into English in the 19th century by Catherine Winkworth.

Rinkart was a deacon at Eisleben and archdeacon at Eilenburg, where he was born and also died. He served there during the Thirty Years' War and a severe plague in 1637.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 23, 1586 (Eilenburg), Died December 8, 1649 (Eilenburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22949 10-in. 7/1/1919 Now thank we all our God Carsten Woll Male vocal solo, with organ lyricist  


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