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