Scripture Verse

Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. 1 Corinthians 6:19

Introduction

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Johann Scheffler
(1624–1677)

Words: Jo­hann Scheff­ler, 1657. Trans­lat­or un­known.

Music: Ma­ria Jung und Zart Geist­liche Kirch­en­ge­säng (Co­logne, Ger­ma­ny: 1623), adapt­ed (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

The soul wherein God dwells—
What church could holier be?
Becomes a walking tent
Of heavenly majesty.

Though Christ a thousand times
In Bethlehem be born,
If He’s not born in thee,
Thy soul is still forlorn.

O would thy heart but be
A manger for His birth,
God would once more become
A Child upon this earth.