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309. Blessed Jesus, at Your Word

1 Blessed 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 canst win us,
You must work all good within us.

3 Glorious Lord, yourself impart!
Light of light, from God proceeding,
Open now our ears and heart,
Help us by your Spirit's pleading;
Hear the cry that we are raising;
Hear, and bless our prayers and praising.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed Jesus, at your word
Title: Blessed Jesus, at Your Word
Original Language: German
Author: Tobias Clausnitzer (1663)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878 (1858, alt. 1972)
Meter: 7.8.7.8.8.8.
Publication Date: 1972
Scripture:
Topic: Service for the Lord's Day: Opening of Worship; Acts of the Church: Confirmation; Acts of the Church: The Marriage Service (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: LIEBSTER JESU
Composer: Johann Rudolph Ahle (1664)
Arranger: J. S. Bach (1769)
Meter: 7.8.7.8.8.8.
Key: G Major



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