He’s named Emmanuel, Mighty God is He,
Wonderful Counsellor, of Peace, Messiah King,
Saints through all ages His Praises bring:
God with us and for us (and for minor me).
Christ is with me, in sunshine and in rain,
Christ before me, preparing, lighting and leading the way;
Christ is behind me, He my ransom did fully pay.
Christ is above me, my King for ever, He will reign.
Christ is in me, His precious Presence of holy purity and mighty power;
Christ undergirds me in every stress and test and heartsore;
With grace abundant to me a sinner -yes, more and more;
He’s always near me, from childish till hoary days until this hour.
Christ meets me early to guide me safely,
Along my way to setting sun and evening rest,
At every time, up every climb, and every crest
with every step, with every quest, He’s near and I am fully blessed.
Christ in the heart of the serving and obeying,
Christ in the mouth of all who proclaim
the sweet, all-powerfully, salvific Name
of Christ who till His Day will keep on reigning!
Christ in the eye of those on Him focussing;
Christ in the mind and ear of the willing listening
of them who love his near and final re-appearing,
His authority and final Word of Gospel Teaching.
A final Name given us from Him on High
for all below who His praises sing,
Name of God’s ultimate, adorable King:
Wonderful Grace throughout life and grace to die!
It’s Christ who’s for me, It’s Christ above me,
It’s Christ who’s in me and strengthens me.
Dis Christus vir my, dis Christus Bo my,
dis Christus in my, om trou te bly!
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