|Text:||Oh, Blest the House, Whate'er Befall|
|Author:||Christoph C. L. von Pfeil, 1712-84|
|Translator (st. 1_2, 4-5):||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78|
|Tune:||WO GOTT ZUM HAUS|
1 Oh, blest the house, whate'er befall,
Where Jesus Christ is all in all!
A home that is not wholly his --
How sad and poor and dark it is!
2 Oh, blest that house where faith you find
And all within have set their mind
To trust their God and serve him still
And do in all his holy will.
3 Oh, blest the parents who give heed
Unto their children's foremost need
And weary not of care or cost.
May none to them and heav'n be lost!
4 Blest such a house; it prospers well.
In peace and joy the parents dwell,
And in their children's lives is shown
How richly God can bless his own.
5 Then here will I and mine today
A solemn promise make and say:
Though all the world forsake his Word,
I and my house will serve the Lord!
|First Line:||Oh, blest the house, whate'er befall|
|Title:||Oh, Blest the House, Whate'er Befall|
|Author:||Christoph C. L. von Pfeil, 1712-84 (abr.)|
|Translator (st. 1_2, 4-5):||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78 (alt.)|
|Source:||Translation st. 3 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Columbus, OH, 1880, alt.|
|Name:||WO GOTT ZUM HAUS|
|Source:||Klug, Geistliche lieder auffs new gebessert, Wittenberg, 1533|