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God is in His holy temple, Earthly thoughts be silent now

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1 God is in His holy temple:
Earthly thoughts, be silent now,
While in reverence we assemble,
And before His Presence bow.

2 He is with us now and ever,
When we call upon His name
Aiding every good endeavor
Guiding every upward aim.

3 God is in His holy temple;
In the pure and holy mind,
In the reverent heart and simple,
In the soul from sense refined.

4 Then let every low emotion
Banished far and silent be,
And our souls in pure devotion,
Lord, be temples worthy Thee!


Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #6

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

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First Line: God is in His holy temple, Earthly thoughts be silent now
Author: Anonymous
Source: Hymns of the Spirit, 1864



STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list below for the different attributions. Some editors also describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring…

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Instances (1 - 27 of 27)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chapel Hymns and Services #d34
Heart and Voice #d82
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d200
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #16Page Scan
Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #d3
Hymns of Devotion #d48
Hymns of the Spirit #27Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #23a
Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #23b
Hymns, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #d76
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d85
New Jewish Hymnal for Religious Schools and Junior Congregations. 8th ed. #d22
Sabbath Eve Services and Hymns #d5
Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #158Page Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #13Page Scan
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #57Page Scan
The Beacon Hymnal #d67
The Beacon Song and Service book #7
The Beacon Song and Service book #8
The Century Hymnal #5Page Scan
The Churches of God Hymnal. #d146
The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #6TextPage Scan
The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #2
The Service Hymnal with an introductory service #123Page Scan
Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. #4
Worship and Song #d83
Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #O15TextAudioPage Scan
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