952. Arnsberg/ Groningen

1 God himself is present,
let us now adore him,
as with awe we come before him.
God is in our midst, now
in our hearts keep silence,
worshipping in deepest reverence.
Him we know,
him we name,
come and let us make him
our renewed surrender.

2 O majestic Being,
I would praise you duly
and my service render to you
in the selfsame spirit
as the holy angels,
ever standing in your presence.
Grant me now
so to strive
evermore to please you,
dearest God, in all things.

3 Let your glorious light, Lord,
permeating all things,
reach my face and eyes to touch them;
as the tender flowers
open out their petals,
to the sun their hearts unfolding,
so may I,
calm in joy,
hold your rays from heaven,
power within me working.

4 Lord, make me your dwelling,
let my heart and spirit
be for you an eathly temple:
come, Immediate Being,
my whole life illumine,
so I'll always praise and love you,
so where'er
I may be
there I may perceive you,
ever bow before you.

Text Information
First Line: God Himself is present
Title: Arnsberg/ Groningen
Author: Gerhardt Tersteegen (1697-1769)
Tune Information

Audio recording: Organ, F Major, 4
(Recorded by Clyde McLennan. F Major, 4 verses)
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