Scripture Verse

Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest; Thou, and the ark of Thy strength. Psalm 132:8


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 368.

Music: Herr Je­su Christ (Bach), Pen­sum Sac­rum, 1648. Ar­ranged by Jo­hann S. Bach (1685–1750) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Johann S. Bach


Arise, O Lord, our God, arise
And en­ter now into Thy rest;
O let this house be Thine abode,
Forever with Thy pre­sence blest.

Thy gra­cious co­ve­nant, Lord, ful­fill,
Turn not away from us Thy face;
Establish Thou Mes­si­ah’s throne
And let Him reign with­in this place.

Thy Zi­on Thou hast chos­en, Lord,
And Thou hast said, I love her well,
This is My con­stant rest­ing place,
And here will I de­light to dwell.

I will abun­dant­ly pro­vide
For Zi­on’s good, the Lord hath said;
I will sup­ply her dai­ly need
And sa­tis­fy her poor with bread.

Salvation shall adorn her priests,
Her saints shall shout with joy di­vine,
Messiah’s pow­er shall be re­vealed,
His glo­ry in His Church shall shine.