68. God Is Truly with Us

1 God is truly with us;
sing we and adore now;
praise the One we come before now.
Here within this temple,
here in sound and silence,
worship God in deepest reverence.
You alone, God, we own,
you, our God and Savior;
praise to you forever.

2 God is truly with us;
loud our praise resounding!
Echoes of the saints surrounding!
"Holy, holy, holy,"
hear the hymn ascending,
angels, saints, their voices blending!
Bow your ear to us here;
hear, O Christ, the praises
that your Church now raises.

3 Source of every blessing,
bless the ones who name you,
let our words and deeds proclaim you.
Like the saints and angels
praising you in glory,
may your servants sing your story.
And in all, great and small,
may we do most nearly
what you love most dearly.

Text Information
First Line: God is truly with us
Title: God Is Truly with Us
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen (1729)
Translator: Frederic W. Foster
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:8; Matthew 1:23; Revelation 4:8-11
Topic: Church: Worship and Prayer; God: Presence of; Opening of Worship (1 more...)
Source: Other translators also
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Joachim Neander
Key: G Major
Source: A and Ω, Glaubund Liebesübung, Bremen, 1680

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