224. God Himself Is Present

1 God himself is present --
Let us now adore him
And with awe appear before him.
God is in his temple --
All within keep silence,
Humbly kneel in deepest rev'rence.
He alone On his throne
Is our God and Savior;
Praise his name forever!

2 God himself is present --
Hear the harps resounding;
See the hosts the throne surrounding.
"Holy, holy, holy" --
Hear the hymn ascending,
Songs of saints and angels blending.
Bow your ear To us here:
Hear, O Christ, the praises
That your Church now raises.

3 Fount of ev'ry blessing,
Purify my spirit,
Trusting only in your merit.
Like the holy angels,
Worshiping before you,
May I ceaselessly adore you.
Let your will Ever still
Rule your church terrestrial
As the hosts celestial.

Text Information
First Line: God himself is present
Title: God Himself Is Present
Original Language: German
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769
Translator: Frederick W. Foster, 1760-1835
Translator: John Miller, 1756-90
Meter: 668 668 33 66
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Opening of Service
Tune Information
Name: WUNDERBARER KÖNIG
Composer: Joachim Neander, 1650-80
Meter: 668 668 33 66
Key: G Major



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