Scripture Verse

Have them make a sanctuary for Me, and I will dwell among them. Exodus 25:8


Gerhard Tersteegen

Words: Based on Gott ist ge­gen­wär­tig, by Ger­hard Ter­stee­gen (1697–1769). Par­a­phrased by Will­iam T. Mat­son, 1887.

Music: Arns­berg Jo­ach­im Ne­an­der, Glaub-und Lieb­es­ü­bung (Bre­men, Ger­ma­ny: 1680) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mat­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Joachim Neander


God is in His temple,
The almighty Father!
Round His footstool let us gather;
Him with adoration,
Serve the Lord most holy,
Who hath mercy on the lowly.
Let us raise hymns of praise
For His great salvation;
God is in His temple!

Christ comes to His temple;
We, His Word receiving,
Are made happy in believing.
Lo! from sin delivered,
He hath turned our sadness,
Our deep gloom to light and gladness!
Let us raise hymns of praise,
For our bonds are severed;
Christ comes to His temple!

Come and claim Thy temple,
Gracious Holy Spirit!
In our hearts Thy home inherit;
Make in us Thy dwelling,
Thy high work fulfilling,
Into ours Thy will instilling;
Till we raise hymns of praise,
Beyond mortal telling,
In the eternal temple!