Scripture Verse

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


Johann Scheffler

Words: Jo­hann Scheff­ler, 1657. Trans­lat­or un­known.

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


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.