God Is In His Temple

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1 God is in His temple:
O let us adore Him
And devoutly come before Him!
God is in our presence:
Bow the knee, ye mortals,
Who have entered Zion's portals.
Christians all,
Prostrate fall;
Humble praises tender
And to Him surrender!

2 God is in His heaven,
Cherubs Him surrounding,
Day and night His praises sounding.
Holy, Holy, Holy!
Sing those angel voices;
In His glory each rejoices.
Lend Thine ear,
Lord, to hear:
We are also singing
And our tributes bringing.

3 O Thou Light eternal,
All things penetrating,
For Thy rays my soul is waiting.
As the tender flowers,
Willingly unfolding,
To the sun their faces holding:
Even so
Would I do,
Light for Thee obtaining
And in verdure gaining.

4 Come, celestial Being,
Make my heart Thy dwelling,
Ev'ry carnal thought dispelling.
Make Thy Holy Spirit
Sanctify me truly,
Teaching me to love Thee duly.
Where I go
Here below,
Let me bow before Thee
And in truth adore Thee.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #9

Translator: H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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 >

Text Information

First Line: God is in his holy temple, O let us adore him
Title: God Is In His Temple
German Title: Gott ist Gegenwärtig
Translator: H. Brueckner
Author: Gerhardt Tersteegen (1731)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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