391. God, Reveal Your Presence

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1 God, reveal your presence:
as we now adore you
and with awe appear before you.
Here in this your temple:
all within keep silence,
gather now with deepest reverence.
You alone
God we own,
you, our God and Saviour:
praise your name for ever.

2 God, reveal your presence:
hear the harps resounding;
see the crowds the throne surrounding.
"Holy, holy, holy!"
Hear the hymn ascending,
angels, saints, their voices blending.
Bow your ear
to us here;
hearken, O Lord Jesus,
to our humble praises.

3 O great Fount of blessing,
purify my spirit,
trusting only in your merit;
like the holy angels
who behold your glory,
gathered all before you,
may I ceaselessly adore you.
Let your will
ever still
rule your church terrestrial,
as the hosts celestial.

Text Information
First Line: God, reveal your presence
Title: God, Reveal Your Presence
Original Language: German
Author: Gerhardt Tersteegen (1729)
Translator: Frederick William Foster (1789)
Translator: William Mercer (1854, alt.)
Translator: John Miller (1789)
Meter: 6 6 8 D 3 3 6 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Church at Worship: Opening and Morning Hymns; Adoration and Praise; God: Holiness (10 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Joachim Neander (1680)
Meter: 6 6 8 D 3 3 6 6
Key: G Major

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