Music and Worship
Immanuel Lutheran Church
San Jose, California

Maintaining Faith despite COVID-19

Sixth Sunday in Eastertide - 17 May 2020

Listen to an organ prelude: Gelobet seist Du, Jesu Christ
(Praise Be to You, Lord Jesus Christ)

  • Chorale harmonization by J.S. BACH
  • Chorale prelude by J.S. BACH, BWV 604
  • Chorale prelude by Dietrich BUXTEHUDE, BuxWV 189

Sing along with the hymn: God Himself Is Present - LBW 249
Tune: Wunderbarer König
    God himself is present; Let us now adore him And with awe appear before him!
    God is in his temple; All within keep silence, Prostrate lie with deepest reverence.
    Him alone God we own, Him, our God and savior; Praise his name forever!
    God himself is present; Hear the harps resounding; See the hosts the throne surrounding!
    "Holy, holy, holy!" Hear the hymn ascending, Songs of saints and angels blending.
    Bow your ear to us here; Hear, O Christ, the praises That your Church now raises.
    Light of light eternal, All things penetrating, For your rays our soul is waiting.
    As the tender flowers, Willingly unfolding, To the sun their faces holding:
    Even so would we do, Light from you obtaining, Strength to serve you gaining.
    Come, celestial Being, Make our hearts your dwelling, Every carnal thought dispelling.
    By your Holy Spirit Sanctify us truly, Teaching us to love you only.
    Where we go here below, Let us bow before you And in truth adore you.
Listen to a Harp Interlude
Played on the Witcher lever harp

Sing along with the hymn: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
LBW 551 - Tune: Hymn to Joy
    Joyful, joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love! Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, Praising thee, their sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, Drive the gloom of doubt away. Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day.
    All thy works with joy surround thee, Earth and heaven reflect thy rays, Stars and angels sing around thee, Center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, Flowery meadow, flashing sea, Chanting bird, and flowing fountain Call us to rejoice in thee.
    Thou art giving and forgiving, Ever blessing, ever blest, Wellspring of the joy of living, Ocean-depth of happy rest! Thou our Father, Christ our brother, All who live in love are thine; Teach us how to love each other, Lift us to the joy divine!
Listen to an Organ Postlude: In Dir ist Freude, BWV 615 (In Thee is Joy)
. . . by Johann Sebastian BACH

    In Thee is gladness, amidst all sadness,
    Oh you sweet Jesus Christ!
    By Thee are given the gifts of heaven,
    Thou the true Redeemer art!.
    Our souls Thou wakest, Our bonds Thou breakest,
    Who trust Thee surely, Hath build securely,
    He stands forever: Hallelujah!
    Our hearts are pining to see Thy singing,
    Dying or living to Thee are cleaving,
    Nought can us sever: Hallelujah!

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  updated   6 MAY 2020   (B. Swager)