O God, Unseen, Yet Ever Near   2 comments


Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at St, Anne’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, July 28, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = the Lutheran Common Service Book (1917)

Words (1836) by Edward Osler (1798-1863)


1.  O God, unseen, yet ever near,

Thy presence may we feel;

And thus, inspired with holy fear,

Before Thine altar kneel.

2.  Here may Thy faithful people know

The blessings of Thy love;

The streams that through the desert flow,

The manna from above.

3.  We come, obedient to Thy Word,

To feast on heavenly food;

Our meat the Body of the Lord,

Our drink His precious Blood.

4.  Thus may we all Thy words obey,

For we, O God, are Thine;

And go rejoicing on our way,

Renewed with strength divine.

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