506. Oh, Blest the House, Whate'er Befall

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!

Text Information
First Line: Oh, blest the house, whate'er befall
Title: Oh, Blest the House, Whate'er Befall
Original Language: German
Author: Christoph C. L. von Pfeil, 1712-84 (abr.)
Translator (st. 1_2, 4-5): Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Christian Home
Source: Translation st. 3 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Columbus, OH, 1880, alt.
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: Klug, Geistliche lieder auffs new gebessert, Wittenberg, 1533

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