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862. Oh, Blest the House

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 is found
And all in hope and love abound;
They 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 Oh, blest that 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
Original Language: German
Author: Christoph Carl Ludwig von Pheil, 1712-84
Translator (sts. 1-2, 4-5): Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78 (alt.)
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Christian Home and Education; Christian Education; Marriage
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, columbus 1880 (Tr. st. 3)
Tune Information
Name: WO GOTT ZUM HAUS
Meter: L M
Key: D Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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