God Himself Is Present

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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,
humbly kneel in deepest rev'rence.
He alone on his throne
is 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 your ear to us here:
hear, O Christ, the praises
that your Church now raises.

3 Fount of ev'ry blessing,
purify my spirit,
trusting only in your merit.
Like the holy angels,
worshiping before you,
may I ceaselessly adore you.
All my days shall my praise
rise to you in heaven
for the grace you've given!

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #917

Author: Gerhardt Tersteegen

Tersteegen, Gerhard, a pious and useful mystic of the eighteenth century, was born at Mörs, Germany, November 25, 1697. He was carefully educated in his childhood, and then apprenticed (1715) to his older brother, a shopkeeper. He was religiously inclined from his youth, and upon coming of age he secured a humble cottage near Mühlheim, where he led a life of seclusion and self-denial for many years. At about thirty years of age he began to exhort and preach in private and public gatherings. His influence became very great, such was his reputation for piety and his success in talking, preaching, and writing concerning spiritual religion. He wrote one hundred and eleven hymns, most of which appeared in his Spiritual Flower Garden (1731). He… Go to person page >

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First Line: God Himself is present, Let us now adore him
Title: God Himself Is Present
Author: Gerhardt Tersteegen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Worship #917

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