Scripture Verse

Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20

Introduction

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Catherine Winkworth
1827–1878

Words: Wil­helm IV of Sach­sen-Wei­mar, in the Can­ti­o­nale Sac­rum, se­cond ed­i­tion, 1651 (Herr Je­su Christ, dich zu uns wend). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ca­the­rine Wink­worth, The Cho­rale Book for Eng­land, 1863, alt.

Music: Herr Je­su Christ Can­ti­o­nale Ger­ma­ni­cum (Dres­den, Ger­ma­ny: 1628) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Wilhelm IV of Sachsen-Weimar
1598–1662

Lyrics

Lord Jesus, Christ, be present now,
Our hearts in true devotion bow,
Thy Spirit send with grace divine,
And let Thy truth within us shine.

Unseal our lips to sing Thy praise,
Our souls to Thee in worship raise,
Make strong our faith, increase our light
That we may know Thy name aright.

Until we join the hosts that cry,
Holy art Thou, O Lord, most high!
And in the light of that blest place
Fore’er behold Thee face to face.

Glory to God the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To Thee, O blessèd Trinity,
Be praise throughout eternity!