1 O blest the house, whate'er befall,
Where Jesus Christ is all in all;
Yea, if He were not dwelling there,
How poor and dark and void it were!
2 O blest that house where faith ye find,
And all within have set their mind
To trust their God and serve Him still,
And do, in all, His holy will.
3 O blest the parents who give heed
Unto their children's foremost need,
And weary not of care or cost:
To them and heaven shall none be lost.
4 Blest such a house, it prospers well,
In peace and joy the parents dwell,
And in their children's lot is shown
How richly God can bless His own.
5 Then here will I and mine to-day
A solemn cov'nant make and say:
Though all the world forsake Thy Word,
I and my house will serve the Lord.
|First Line:||O blest the house, whate'er befall|
|Topic:||TheChurch Year: Thanksgiving Day; Blessedness of Believers; Christian Joy(2 more...)|
|Notes:||C. H. v. Pfeil. Tr. comp.|
|Name:||WHEN IN THE HOUR OF UTMOST NEED|
|Composer:||J. Gerard (1555)|
|Notes:||Norwegian tune name: Naar vi i störste Nöden staa|
|Music for a Celebration, Set 4|