1 Lord Jesus Christ, be present now;
Our hearts in true devotion bow,
Your Spirit send with light divine,
And let Your truth within us shine.
2 Unseal our lips to sing Your praise
In endless hymns through all our days.
Increase our faith and light our minds;
And set us free from doubt that blinds.
3 Then shall we join the hosts that cry,
"O holy, holy Lord Most High!"
And in the light of that blest place
We then shall see You face to face.
4 All glory to the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To You, O blessed Trinity,
Be praise throughout eternity!
|First Line:||Lord Jesus Christ, be present now|
|Title:||Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78|
|Scripture:||Psalm 43:3-4; Hebrews 13:15; Isaiah 6:3; Psalm 95:2|
|Topic:||Beginning of Service|
|Source:||Lutherisch Hand-Büchlein, Altenburg, 1648|
|Name:||HERR JESU CHRIST, DICH ZU UNS WEND|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||Service Book and Hymnal, 1958 (Setting)|