Scripture Verse

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23

Introduction

Words: Sar­ah Slinn, 1777. Ap­peared in the Gos­pel Ma­ga­zine, Ju­ly 1779.

Music: Monk­land John An­tes, in A Col­lect­ion of Hymn Tunes Chief­ly Com­posed for Pri­vate Amuse­ment by John An­tes, cir­ca 1790. Ar­ranged by John B. Wilkes in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

God with us! O glorious name!
Let it shine in endless fame:
God and man in Christ unite;
O 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.

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! O wondrous grace!
Let us see Him face to face;
That we may Immanuel sing,
As we ought, our God and king!