Immanuel, God with us

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1 Immanuel! God with us!
This is our humble prayer,
For sin and guilt within us
Would lead us to despair.
In us dwells naught but evil,
but Christ's victorious pow'r
Has conquered death and Satan
And brought salvation's hour.

2 Immanuel! God with us!
This is our cheerful boast,
When Satan would assail us
With all his dreadful host.
Our trust we place in Jesus,
In His atoning blood;
His righteousness will shield us,
His love guide us for good.

3 Immanuel! God with us!
This is our battle-cry
When unbelief would mock us
And dare our trust deny.
'Tis then His might emboldens
And strengthens our weak heart;
'Tis then His arm protects us
From ev'ry hostile dart.

4 Immanuel! God with us!
This is our final sigh
When our last hour comes on us
And death's dark vale is nigh.
'Tis then His love enfolds us
And takes us by the hand
to lead us safely homeward
To our true Fatherland.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #210

Author: Paul E. Kretzmann

Professor Paul E. Kretzman led a group of Lutherans who left church fellowship with some Lutheran congregations in 1956 after he was charged with teaching error in class. He and his followers organized the Lutheran Churches of the Reformation. He wrote several Bible Commentaries and translated many hymns. NN, Hymnary from Go to person page >

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First Line: Immanuel, God with us
Author: Paul E. Kretzmann



ST. THEODULPH (Teschner)

Now often named ST. THEODULPH because of its association with this text, the tune is also known, especially in organ literature, as VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN. It was composed by Melchior Teschner (b. Fraustadt [now Wschowa, Poland], Silesia, 1584; d. Oberpritschen, near Fraustadt, 1635) for "Valet wi…

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