God reveals his presence


God reveals his presence:
let us now adore him,
and with awe appear before him.
God is in his temple:
all within keep silence,
prostrate lie with deepest reverence.
Him alone,
God we own,
him our God and Savior:
praise his Name for ever.

God reveals his presence:
hear the harps resounding!
See the hosts the throne surrounding!
"Holy, holy, holy,"
hear the hymn ascending,
angels saints, their voices blending!
Bow thine ear
to us here:
hear, O Christ, the praises
that thy Church now raises.

O thou Font of blessing,
purify my spirit,
trusting only in thy merit.
Like the holy angels
who behold thy glory,
may I ceaselessly adore thee.
Let thy will
ever still
rule thy Church terrestrial,
as the hosts celestial.


Words: Gerhard Tersteegen, 1729;
trans. Frederick William Foster and John Miller, 1789;
alt. William Mercer, 1854

Music: Arnsberg

Meter: Irr.

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.