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

1 Oh, blest the house, whate'er befall,
Where Jesus Christ is all in all!
Yea, if He were not dwelling there,
How dark and poor and void it were!

2 Oh, 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 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 lot is shown
How richly God can bless His own.

5 Then here will I and mine today
A solemn covenant make and say:
Though all the world forsake Thy 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
German Title: Wohl einem haus, da Jesus Christ
Translator (st. 1, 2, 4, 5): Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Author: Christoph C. L. von Pfeil (1782, cento)
Translator (st. 3): Unknown
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Christian Home: The Family
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: "Geistliche Lieder," Wittenberg, 1535

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