O God, unseen yet ever near (Anonymous)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-18).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-18).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: O God, unseen yet ever near
Composer: Anonymous
Tune: St. Flavian
Lyricist: Edward Oslercreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 272

Description: Music adapted from Psalms, 1562

External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

English.png English text

O God, unseen yet ever near,
thy presence may we feel;
and, thus inspired with holy fear,
before thine altar kneel.

Here may thy faithful people know
the blessings of thy love,
the streams that through the desert flow,
the manna from above.

We come, obedient to thy word,
to feast on heavenly food;
our meat the body of the Lord,
our drink his precious blood.

Thus may we all thy word obey,
for we, O God, are thine;
and go rejoicing on our way,
renewed with strength divine.