The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

God With Us, Immanuel!

For New Year

Words: "Gott mit uns, Immanuel," Benjamin Schmolke (1672-1737)
Translator: Rev. R. P. Dunn

Music: Melody of "Jesus meine Zuversicht."
"Proper to this Hymn. Harmonized by Carl Seeger."

Source: J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #77, p. 122.

1. God with us! Immanuel!
    With the op'ning year before us
Let Thy presence with us dwell,
    And Thy blessings scatter o'er us.
Source of good! make us to know
    Whence our daily comforts flow.

2. Bless the body and the soul,
Oh, Thou source of every blessings!
Every anxious fear control,
    Lead us still Thy grace possessing,
Where Thy foot in mercy treads,
    Where Thy hand its bounty sheds.

3. Let our every act be blest,
    Our incoming and outgoing,
May Thine eye upon us rest,
    Still the path to glory showing.
We our need of grace confess;
    Let Thy grace, Lord, give success.

4. Make us seek our heavenly home,
    Here on earth let concord flourish;
And though evil days should come,
    Let e'en them our graces nourish.
Let the City and the State,
    Through "Thy gentleness" be "great."

5. Lord, Thy covenant seal impress
    On the year Thy love is sending;
With divine protection bless
    Its beginning, midst and ending.
Hear our humble prayer, and then,
    Answer with Thine own Amen.

Sheet Music from J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #77, p. 122.

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