Hymn Selection


LORD, to be in Thine own presence
Joy unspeakable will be;
We shall there with hearts exulting
Offer endless praise to Thee.
Every eye shall then behold Thee,
Gaze upon Thee as Thou art;
Every heart, in love delighting,
Shall fulfil its glorious part.
Every ear Thine accents hearing,
Which have quickened us below;
Every mouth Thy glory telling,
Filled by Thee, Thy praise to show.
Blessèd Saviour, what rejoicing,
What delight we then shall share!
Freed at last to serve unhindered,
Praising Thee for ever there.
By the Spirit we already
Taste of love divine below;
At Thy feet we praise and worship -
Love ineffable we know.

B. Schmolk (1672-1737), fr. German

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