"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!This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Marilyn F. Gardner and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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