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500. Blessed Jesus, at Your Word

1 Blessed Jesus, at your word
we have come again to hear you;
let our hearts and souls be stirred
and in glowing faith be near you.
As the promises here given
draw us wholly up to heaven.

2 All our knowledge, sense, and sight
lie in deepest darkness shrouded
till your Spirit breaks the night,
filling us with light unclouded.
All good thoughts and all good living
come but by your gracious giving.

3 Radiance of God's glory bright,
Light of light from God proceeding,
Jesus, send your blessed light;
help our hearing, speaking, heeding,
that our prayers and songs may please you,
as with grateful hearts we praise you.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed Jesus, at your word
Title: Blessed Jesus, at Your Word
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858, alt.)
Author: Tobias Clausnitzer (1663)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 8 7 8 8 8
Topic: The Church at Worship: Scripture; Baptism; Bible (20 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer (melody): Johann Rudolph Ahle (1664)
Harmonizer: George Herbert Palmer
Meter: 7 8 7 8 8 8
Key: G Major
Source: melody alt. Das grosse Cantional oder Kirchen-Gesangbuch1687

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