Things Are The Way They Are

Full Text

Things are the way they are, and not the way they're not
Things go the way they go, and stop the way they stop
Until we make the change, it should not be forgot:
Things are the way they are, and not the way they're not.


Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #111

Author: Secretary Michael

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Text Information

First Line: Things are the way they are, and not the way they're not
Title: Things Are The Way They Are
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "Now Thank We All Our God")
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

NUN DANKET

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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