74. Now Let Us Come before Him

1 Now let us come before him,
With song and prayer adore him,
Who to our life has given
All needed strength from heaven.

2 The stream of years is flowing,
And we are onward going,
From old to new surviving
And by his mercy thriving.

3 Our God his own is shielding
And help to them is yielding.
Our work will prosper never
Unless he bless it ever.

4 To all who bow before you
And for your grace implore you,
Grant, Lord, your benediction
And patience in affliction.

5 Be with the sick and ailing,
Their Comforter unfailing;
Dispel their grief and sadness,
And give them joy and gladness!

6 Above all else, Lord, send us
Your Spirit to attend us,
Within our hearts abiding,
To heav'n our footsteps guiding.

Text Information
First Line: Now let us come before him
Title: Now Let Us Come before Him
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76 (abr., adapt.)
Translator: John Kelly, 1833-90 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 Iambic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Name of Jesus/ Presentation; New Year
Tune Information
Arranger: Kermit G. Moldenhauer
Meter: 77 77 Iambic
Key: F Major
Copyright: Tune and Setting: © 1993 Kermit G. Moldenhauer. Used by permission.

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