NNHS Newsletter -
“And now pray ye to the God of all, who hath
done great things in all the earth, who hath increased our days
Sirach 50:22-24 (Ecclesiasticus 50:24-26)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The Thanksgiving themed Newsletters begin today - a Three-Fer.
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7gMDXylzW8 - Now Thank We All Our God - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
|"Now thank we all our God" is a popular Christian hymn. It is
a translation from the German "Nun danket alle Gott", written
circa 1636 by
Martin Rinkart (1586–1649), which in turn was inspired by
chapter 50 verses 22–24, from the praises of Simon the high priest. It
was translated into English in the 19th Century by
Martin Rinkart was a Lutheran minister who came to Eilenburg, Saxony at the beginning of the Thirty Years' War. The walled city of Eilenburg became the refuge for political and military fugitives, but the result was overcrowding, and deadly pestilence and famine. Armies overran it three times. The Rinkart home was a refuge for the victims, even though he was often hard-pressed to provide for his own family. During the height of a severe plague in 1637, Rinkart was the only surviving pastor in Eilenburg, conducting as many as 50 funerals in a day. He performed more than 4000 funerals in that year, including that of his wife.
During this time, Rinkart was a prolific hymn writer. In Rinkart's "Jesu Hertz-Buchlein" (Leipzig, Germany: 1636), the hymn appears under the title "Tisch-Gebetlein," or a short prayer before meals. The exact date of "Nun danket alle Gott" is debated, but it is known that it was widely sung by the time the Treaty of Westphalia was signed in 1648.
The tune is the Leuthen Chorale and is attributed to Johann Crüger and written circa 1647. It is used in J.S. Bach's cantatas, such as BWV 79, 192, and in his BWV 252, 386 and 657. The now-standard harmonisation was devised by Felix Mendelssohn in 1840 when he adopted the hymn, sung in the now-standard key of F major and with its original German lyrics, as the chorale to his second symphony, known as the Lobgesang or Hymn of Praise. The Late-Romantic German composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert was one of the more recent composers to use this hymn, composing a 'Marche Triomphale' which is a famous piece in the classical pipe organ repertoire. After the Battle of Leuthen in the Seven Years' War, a soldier of the victorious Prussian army started to sing it, and soon all 25,000 joined in the hymn.
It is often used in Christian weddings and other joyous religious ceremonies, and in Germany it is sung on occasions of national thanksgiving...
Happy Birthday this week to:
26 - The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (deceased 01/28/15) AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV;
27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;
29 - The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12) AND Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;
30 - Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;
01 - My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (John Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX;
02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 24, 1940 -
became a signatory to the
Tripartite Pact, officially joining the
November 24, 1940 - Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three years the population dropped from 350,000 to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and deportations to concentration camps.
November 24, 1941 - The United States granted Lend-Lease to the Free French.
November 24, 1943 - TheUSS Liscome Bay was torpedoed near Tarawa and sank with nearly 650 men killed.
November 24, 1944 -Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land was carried out by 88 American aircraft.
|Wednesday, November 24, 1965 -
Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seized power in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo and became
President; he ruled the country (which he renamed
1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.
Wednesday, November 24, 1965 - Kuwaiti ruler Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah ( عبد الله الثالث السالم الصباح ) (b. 01 Jan 1895) died of heart disease at the age of 70.
|“Absence of gratitude
is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of
knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in
ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief... Where there is
appreciation, there is courtesy, there is concern for the rights and
property of others. Without it there is arrogance and evil.”
, October 1964
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)
NEW ON SITE:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/23/15:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Now thank we all our God,
O may this
and thanks to God
"Now Thank We All Our God" midi courtesy of http://www.breadsite.org/classic.htm - 11/21/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of http://www.nisd.net/marshall/ - 04/26/13
Animated Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars18.html - 11/24/15
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2015
Return to NNHS Class of 1965