O thou who once in Galilee

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1 O thou who once in Galilee
Didst make the deaf to hear,
The mute to speak, the blind to see,
Blest Son of God, be near.

2 O deign to hear the silent prayer
Of thine afflicted own;
Yea, bid them cast on thee all care,
Thy grace to them make known.

3 The speechless tongue, the lifeless ear
Thou canst restore, O Lord;
Your "Ephphatha," O Savior dear,
Can instant help afford.

4 Meanwhile in them the listening ear
Of faith in thee impart,
And let thy Word bring light and cheer
To every troubled heart.

5 Then in thy heaven's happy land
Each loss will prove a gain;
All mysteries we'll understand
For thou wilt make them plain.

Source: Worship Supplement #751

Author: Anna B. Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou who once in Galilee
Author: Anna B. Hoppe
Language: English
Copyright: © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship



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