375. God Himself Is with Us

1 God Himself is with us:
Let us now adore Him,
And with awe appear before Him.
God is here within us;
Soul, in silence fear Him,
Humbly, fervently draw near Him.
Now His own who have known
God, in worship lowly,
Yield their spirits wholly.

2 Come, abide within me;
Let my soul, like Mary,
Be Thine earthly sanctuary.
Come, in-dwelling Spirit,
With transfigured splendor;
Love and honor will I render.
Where I go here below
Let me bow before Thee,
Know Thee and adore Thee.

3 Gladly we surrender
Earth's deceitful treasures,
Pride of life and sinful pleasures;
Gladly, Lord, we offer
Thine to be forever,
Soul and life and each endeavor.
Thou alone shalt be known
Lord of all our being,
Life's true way decreeing.


Text Information
First Line: God Himself is with us
Title: God Himself Is with Us
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen (1729)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 6 6 8 D. 3 3 6 6
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:20
Source: Trans. Hymnal 1940
Tune Information
Meter: 6 6 8 D. 3 3 6 6
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Joachim Neander's Bundes-lieder, 1680

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