"Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word"
                  (St. 1-3) by Tobias Clausnitzer, 1619-1684
                 Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                  Text From:
                (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.16

        1. Blessed Jesus, at Thy word
        We are gathered all to hear Thee;
        Let our hearts and souls be stirred
        Now to seek and love and fear Thee,
        By Thy teachings, sweet and holy,
        Drawn from earth to love Thee solely.

        2. All our knowledge, sense, and sight
        Lie in deepest darkness shrouded
        Till Thy Spirit breaks our night
        With the beams of truth unclouded.
        Thou alone to God canst win us;
        Thou must work all good within us.

        3. Glorious Lord, Thyself impart,
        Light of Light, from God proceeding;
        Open Thou our ears and heart,
        Help us by Thy Spirit's pleading;
        Hear the cry Thy people raises,
        Hear and bless our prayers and praises.

        4. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
        Praise to Thee and adoration!
        Grant that we Thy Word may trust
        And obtain true consolation
        While we here below must wander,
        Till we sing Thy praises yonder.

Notes: Hymn #16 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 11:28 Author: St. 1-3, Tobias Clausnitzer, 1667 Author: St. 4, author unknown, 1707 Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1858 Translated by: St. 4, unknown Titled: "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier" Composer: Johann R. Ahle, 1664 Tune: "Liebster Jesu"
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