"Within the Father's House" by James R. Woodford, 1820-1885 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.105 1. Within the Father's house The Son hath found His home, And to His Temple suddenly The Lord of Life hath come. 2. The doctors of the Law Gaze on the wondrous Child And marvel at His gracious words Of wisdom undefiled. 3. Yet not to them is given The mighty truth to know, To Iift the earthly veil which hides Incarnate God below. 4. The secret of the Lord Escapes each human eye, And faithful pondering hearts await The full epiphany. 5. Lord, visit Thou our souls And teach us by Thy grace Each dim revealing of Thyself With loving awe to trace, 6. Till from our darkened sight The cloud shall pass away And on the cleansed soul shall burst The everlasting day; 7. Till we behold Thy face And know as we are known Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Coequal Three in One.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley 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: email@example.com
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #133 Text: Luke 2:41-52 Author: James R. Woodford, 1863 Tune: "Franconia" 1st Published in: _Harmonischer Liederschatz_ Town: Frankfurt, 1738
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