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.