19. How Blest Are They Who Hear God's Word

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 wile 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,
Thro' 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.
O may thereby my faith prevail,
So that its fruit shall never fail
Till my account is give
Before the throne in heaven.

Text Information
First Line: How blest are they who hear God's Word
Title: How Blest Are They Who Hear God's Word
Original Language: Norwegian
Translator: O. H. Smeby
Author: J. N. Brun (1786)
Meter: 8 8 7 8 8 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: Close of Worship
Tune Information
Name: THOMISSOEN
Meter: 8 8 7 8 8 7 7
Key: C Major
Source: H. Thomissön's Psalmbog, 1569



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