"O Blessed Home Where Man and Wife"

         By Magnus Brostrup Landstad, 1802-1880

                                  Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. O blessed home where man and wife

        Together lead a godly life,

        By deeds their faith confessing!

        There many a happy day is spent,

        There Jesus gladly will consent

        To tarry with His blessing.

        2. If they have given Him their heart,

        The place of honor set apart

        For Him each night and morrow,

        Then He the storms of life will calm,

        Will bring for every wound a balm,

        And change to joy their sorrow.

        3. And if their home be dark and drear,

        The cruse be empty, hunger near,

        All hope within them dying,

        Let them despair not in distress;

        Lo, Christ is there the bread to bless,

        The fragments multiplying.

        4. O Lord, we come before Thy face;

        In every home bestow Thy grace

        On children, father, mother.

        Relieve their wants, their burdens ease,

        Let them together dwell in peace

        And love to one another.

Notes: Hymn #624 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 128 Author: Magnus B. Landstad, 1861 Translated by: Ole T. Arneson, 1908, alt. Titled: "I Hus og Hjem, hvor Mand og Viv" Tune: "Kommt her zu mir" German melody, c. 1400
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