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A holy state is wedded life

A holy state is wedded life

Author: E. Cronenwett
Tune: HARMONY GROVE
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 A holy state is wedded life
And blest, where God joins man and wife:
A type of Jesus and His Bride,
Beloved and honored at His side.

2 Where manly worth and gentle grace
In godliness keep step apace,
There wedded love grows never stale,
Nor heaven's blessings ever fail.

3 Where by the Word the Lord is Guest,
And all through faith and prayer is blest,
There with God's grace will all be filled,
And God Himself that house will build.

4 The skillful hand and stronger arm,
Still plied with zeal and ardor warm,
With watchful eye and frugal care,
Full soon a competence prepare.

5 This chaste estate of Paradise,
Is left to man below the skies;
Prolific harbinger of good,
Perennial fount of brotherhood:

6 From this all stations emanate,
The Home the Church, and Powers of State;
Blest nursery of virtuous worth,
Be thou held sacred still on earth!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #343

Author: E. Cronenwett

Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >

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Author: E. Cronenwett

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a343

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #343

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