God himself is with us, Let us all adore him (Hymnal 1940)

God himself is with us, Let us all adore him (Hymnal 1940)

Author: Gerhardt Terstegen
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Gott ist gegenwärtig.
Lasset uns anbeten
und in Ehrfurcht vor ihn treten.
Gott ist in der Mitte.
Alles in uns schweige
und sich innigst vor ihm beuge.
Wer ihn kennt,
wer ihn nennt,
schlag die Augen nieder;
kommt, ergebt euch wieder.

2 Gott ist gegenwärtig,
dem die Cherubinen
Tag und Nacht gebücket dienen.
“Heilig, heilig, heilig!”
singen ihm zur Ehre
aller Engel hohe Chöre.
Herr, vernimm
unsre Stimm,
da auch wir Geringen
unsre Opfer bringen.

3 Herr, komm in mir wohnen;
lass mein Herz auf Erden
dir ein Heiligtum noch werden.
Komm, du nahes Wesen;
dich in mir verkläre,
dass ich dich stets lieb und ehre.
Wo ich geh, sitz und steh,
lass mich dich erblicken
und vor dir mich bücken.

1 God is here among us:
come with adoration,
fervent praise and expectation.
God is here within us:
known beyond believing,
soul in silent awe receiving.
God will name
and will claim
those beheld as lowly,
making all things holy.

2 Come, abide within me;
let my soul, like Mary,
be thine earthly sanctuary.
Come, indwelling Spirit,
with transfigured splendor;
love and honor will I render.
Where I go
here below,
let me bow before thee,
know thee, and adore thee.

3 Gladly we surrender
earth’s deceitful treasures,
pride of life, and sinful pleasures.
God, we gladly offer
thine to be forever,
soul and life and each endeavor.
Thou alone
shalt be known
Lord of all our being,
life’s true way decreeing.

Source: Voices Together #62

Author: Gerhardt Terstegen

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 >



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymnal #16

The Hymnal 1982 #475


Voices Together #62

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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