6258. The Soul Wherein God Dwells

1. The soul wherein God dwells—
What church could holier be?
Becomes a walking tent
Of heavenly majesty.

2. Though Christ a thousand times
In Bethlehem be born,
If He’s not born in thee,
Thy soul is still forlorn.

3. O would thy heart but be
A manger for His birth,
God would once more become
A Child upon this earth.

Text Information
First Line: The soul wherein God dwells
Title: The Soul Wherein God Dwells
Author: Johann Scheffler (1657)
Translator: Unknown
Meter: 66.66
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 66.66
Incipit: 11512 35432 23333
Key: G Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesäng (Köln, Germany: 1623), adapted
Copyright: Public Domain

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