Scripture Verse

They shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23


Gerhard Tersteegen

Words: Ger­hard Ter­stee­gen, Geist­lich­es Blu­men­gart­lein, se­cond edi­tion, 1735, book 3, num­ber 29 (Jauch­zet ihr Him­mel! froh­lock­et ihr eng­lische Chör­en). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to En­glish in the Brit­ish Her­ald, Sep­tem­ber 1866, page 329.

Music: Lobe den Her­ren, An­der Theil des er­neu­er­ten Ge­sang­buch, se­cond edi­tion (Bre­men, Ger­ma­ny: 1665). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam S. Ben­nett, 1864 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William Sterndale Bennett


Triumph, ye heav­ens!
Rejoice ye with high ado­ra­tion!
Sing to the Lord, to the Sav­ior,
In glad ex­ul­ta­tion!
Angels give ear!
God unto men draw­eth near,
Bringing to lost ones sal­va­tion.

God in man’s na­ture!
O mys­te­ry past com­pre­hend­ing!
Now is the tem­ple thrown wide
And the in­cense as­cend­ing!
Christ is the way!
We who were once far away,
Now at His foot­stool are bend­ing.

Hast Thou, O Ho­ly One,
Deigned of my need to be think­ing?
Chosen me, called me,
The wa­ters of life to be drink­ing?
Shall not my mind
Fullness of bless­ing here find,
Deep in hu­mi­li­ty sink­ing?

Faithful Im­ma­nu­el!
Let me Thy glo­ries be tell­ing;
Ever, my Sav­ior, be Thou
In mine in­most heart dwell­ing.
With me abide;
Teach me to stay at Thy side,
Where the love-foun­tain is well­ing.