1 God with us! oh, glorious name!
Let it shine in endless fame;
God and man in Christ unite;
Oh, mysterious depth and height!
God with us! the eternal Son
Took our soul, our flesh, and bone;
Now, ye saints, his grace admire,
Swell the song with holy fire.
2 God with us! but tainted not
With the first transgressor's blot;
Yet did he our sins sustain,
Bear the guilt, the curse, the pain.
God with us! oh, wondrous grace!
Let us see him face to face;
That we may Immanuel sing,
As we ought, our God and King!
Slinn, Sarah. In the Gospel Magazine for July 1779 a hymn in 9 stanzas of 4 lines was given beginning "God with us! 0 glorious Name;" headed "Emanuel; or, God with us. By a Lady," and signed "S. S—N." In Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, st. i. ii. vi. iii. iv. with alterations, and in the order named, were given as No. 174, but without signature. In J. Dobell's New Selection, 1806, the same text is repeated as from Wood's Collection The same text was again repeated to modern hymnbooks, and is that now in common use. From D.Sedgwick's manscripts we find the signature "S. S—N." was filled in as Sarah Slinn by him, but his papers do not furnish any authority for the name, nor for the date of 1777 which he has attached thereto in his ma… Go to person page >
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