Lo! God is here! let us adore

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 684 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

LO! God is here! let us adore,
And own how holy is this place!
Let all within us feel His power,
And silent bow before His face;
To know His power, His grace to prove,
Praise Him with awe and reverent love.

Lo! God is here! Whom day and night
The united choirs of angels sing:
To Him, enthroned above all height,
Heaven’s hosts their noblest praises bring:
Disdain not, Lord, our meaner song,
Who praise Thee with a stammering tongue!

Being of beings, may our praise
Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill;
Still may we stand before Thy face,
Still hear and do Thy sovereign will:
To Thee may all our thoughts arise,
Ceaseless, accepted sacrifice.

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769) tr.
Tune: Surrey
Composer: Henry Carey (c.1687-1743)

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