Lo, God is here; let us adore (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-09)  CPDL #52564:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-09).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. Transposed down a semitone.

General Information

Title: Lo, God is here; let us adore
Tune: St Justin
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: John Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 186, p. 109

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Original text and translations

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1  Lo, God is here! let us adore,
and own how dreadful is this place;
let all within us feel His power,
and humbly bow before His face.
Who knows His power, His grace who proves,
serve Him with awe, with reverence love.

2  Lo, God is here, whom day and night
united choirs of angels praise;
to Him, enthroned above all height,
the host of heaven their anthems raise.
Disdain not, Lord, our meaner song,
who praise Thee with a stammering tongue.

3  Almighty Father, may our praise
Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill;
still may we stand before Thy face,
still hear and do Thy sovereign will.
To God whom earth and heaven adore,
be praise and glory evermore.