"How Blest Are They Who Hear God's Word"
                          by Johan N. Brun, 1745-1816
                    Translated by Oluf H. Smeby, 1851-1929
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. How blest are they who hear God's Word
        And keep and heed what they have heard!
        They wisdom daily gather;
        Their light shines brighter day by day,
        And while they tread life's weary way,
        They have the oil of gladness
        To soothe their pain and sadness.

        2. God's Word a treasure is to me,
        Through sorrow's night my sun shall be,
        The shield of faith in battle.
        The Father's hand hath written there
        My title as His child and heir,
        "The kingdom's thine forever."
        That promise faileth never.

        3. Today I was my Savior's guest,
        My soul was here so richly blest,
        The Bread of Life receiving.
        Oh, may thereby my faith prevail,
        So that its fruits shall never fail
        Till my account is given
        Before the throne in heaven!

Notes: Hymn #48 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Isaiah 61:3 Author: Johan N. Brun, 1786 Translated by: Oluf H. Smeby, 1913 Titled: "O salig den Guds Ord har hoert" Tune: "Min Sjael og Aand" 1st Published in: _Psalmebog_, 1569
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