21. O blest the house, whate'er befall

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.

Text Information
First Line: O blest the house, whate'er befall
Original Language: German
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1898
Topic: TheChurch Year: Thanksgiving Day; Blessedness of Believers; Christian Joy (2 more...)
Notes: C. H. v. Pfeil. Tr. comp.
Tune Information
Composer: J. Gerard (1555)
Meter: L. M.
Key: G Major
Notes: Norwegian tune name: Naar vi i störste Nöden staa

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