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904. Blessed Jesus, at Your Word

1 Blessèd Jesus, at Your Word
We are gathered all to hear You.
Let our hearts and souls be stirred
Now to seek and love and fear You,
By Your teachings, sweet and holy,
Drawn from earth to love You solely.

2 All our knowledge, sense and sight
Lie in deepest darkness shrouded
Till Your Spirit breaks our night
With the beams of truth unclouded.
You alone to God can win us;
You must work all good within us.

3 Glorious Savior, good and kind,
Light of Light, from God proceeding,
Open now our heart and mind;
Help us by Your Spirit’s pleading.
Hear the cry Your Church now raises;
Hear and bless our prayers and praises.

4 Father, Son, and Spirit, Lord,
Praise to You and adoration!
Grant that we may trust Your Word,
Confident of our salvation,
While we here below must wander,
Till we sing Your praises yonder.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed Jesus, at Your Word
Title: Blessed Jesus, at Your Word
Original Language: German
Author (sts. 1-3): Tobias Clausnitzer, 1619-84
Translator (sts. 1-3): Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Translator (st. 4): Unknown
Meter: 78 78 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Beginning of Service
Source: Geistreiches Gesang-Büchlein, Berlin, 1707, st. 4
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Rudolph Ahle, 1625-73
Arranger: Paul G. Bunjes, 1914-98
Meter: 78 78 88
Key: G Major
Copyright: Setting © 1982 Concordia Publishing House

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