Herrenhuter readings for Sunday, the 1st February 2015

Baptism-1

Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. (Isaiah 40,10)

Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. (Revelations 15,4)

“God Himself Is Present” by Gerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769  and translated by Frederick W. Foster, 1760-1835

1. God Himself is present:
Let us now adore Him
And with awe appear before Him.
God is in His temple–
All within keep silence,
Prostrate lie with deepest reverence.
Him alone God we own,
Him, our God and Saviour;
Praise His name forever.

2. God Himself is present:
Hear the harps resounding;
See the hosts the throne surrounding!
“Holy, holy, holy”–
Hear the hymn ascending,
Songs of saints and angels blending.
Bow Thine ear To us here:
Hear, O Christ, the praises
That Thy Church now raises.

3. O Thou Fount of blessing,
Purify my spirit,
Trusting only in Thy merit.
Like the holy angels,
Who behold Thy glory,
May I ceaselessly adore Thee.
Let Thy will Ever still
Rule Thy Church terrestrial
As the hosts celestial.

The Lutheran Hymnal Hymn #4  Text: Habakuk 2:20 Titled: “Gott ist gegenwärtig”  Composer: Joachim Neander, 1680 Tune: “Wunderbarer Koenig

About Wilhelm Weber jr

Rector of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane
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