God Himself Is with Us

Words: • Gerhard Testeegen (1729), tr. Frederick W. Foster & John Miller (1789), alt. unknown
Music:ARNSBERG (or GRONINGEN) • Joachim Neander (1680), alt. and arr. unknown



God Himself is with us;
Let us now adore Him,
And with awe appear before Him.
God is in His temple,
All within keep silence,
And before Him bow with rev’rence,
Him alone,
God we own;
To our Lord and Savior
Praises sing forever.


God Himself is with us,
Whom angelic legions
Serve with awe in heav’nly regions.
“Holy, holy, holy,”
Sing the hosts of heaven,
Praise to God be ever given.
Bow Thine ear
To us here;
Hear, O Christ, the praises
That Thy church now raises.


O Thou fount of blessing,
Purify my spirit,
Trusting only in Thy merit.
Like the holy angels
Who behold Thy glory,
May I ceaselessly adore Thee,
And in all,
Great and small,
Seek to do most nearly
What Thou lovest dearly.

Compared to Hymnals

  No. Words Music
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs 186 Identical Identical
Songs for Worship and Praise n/a
Songs of Faith and Praise n/a
Praise for the Lord 177 Identical Identical
Hymns for Worship (Revised) n/a
Songs of the Church n/a
Sacred Selections n/a
Christian Hymns No. 2 n/a
Great Songs of the Church No. 2 n/a





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Through [Jesus] let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.
— Hebrews 13:15