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4. 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,
Prostrate lie with deepest rev'rence.
Him alone
God we own,
Him, 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 thine ear
To us here:
Hear, O Christ, the praises
That Thy Church now raises.

3 O Thou Fount of blessing,
Purify my spirit,
Trusting only in Thy merit.
Like the holy angels,
Who behold Thy glory,
May I ceaselessly adore Thee.
Let Thy will
Ever still
Rule Thy Church terrestrial
As the hosts celestial.


Text Information
First Line: God himself is present
Title: God Himself is Present
German Title: Gott ist gegenwärtig
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen (1729, cento)
Translator: Frederick W. Foster (c. 1826, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Tune Information
Composer: Joachim Neander (1680)
Key: G Major

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