A HYMN FOR TODAY – God Himself Is With Us

A HYMN FOR TODAY – God Himself Is With Us

God Himself is with us
Let us now adore Him,
And with awe appear before Him.
God is in His temple,
All within keep silence,
And before Him bow with reverence,
Him alone,
God we own;
To our Lord and Savior
Praises sing forever.

God Himself is with us;
Whom angelic legions
Serve with awe in heavenly regions.
“Holy, holy, holy,”
Sing the hosts of heaven,
Praise to God be ever given.
Bow Thine ear
To us here;
Hear, O Christ, the praises
That Thy church now raises.

O Thou fount of blessing,
Purify my spirit;
Trusting only in Thy merit,
Like the holy angels
Who behold Thy glory,
May I ceaselessly adore Thee,
And in all,
Great and small,
Seek to do most nearly
What Thou lovest dearly. – Gerhard Tersteegen, 1729
trans. Frederick W. Foster and John Miller, 1789

Tune: ARNSBERG – Joachim Neander, 1680

#186 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012


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